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JANUARY 3, 1942 

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By MRS. MARTHA S. NICHOLSON, Wilmington, Calif. 













Several years ago, Mrs. Martha Snell Nicholson, of 
Wilmington, California, a close personal friend of the 
editor, and an attendant at the First Church in Long 
Beach, until she became a "shutin," sent us a beau- 
tiful New Year poem. We have already given it con- 
siderable publicity. Once again we present it on the 
front of our cover. 

As we look forward to journeying the pathway for 
1942 — for a year that doubtless will prove to be the 
most momentous year in human history — we can, of 
God, our Father, 

"Only ask, — loose not my hand. 

Grip fast my soul, and be 

My light of life upon the path!" 


The year 1942 has been ushered in with the thunder 
of guns "heard round the world." Practically every 
nation on the face of the earth is in the war. The few 
that are not in it are on the very verge, and probably 
will be in it ere the year 1942 has gotten very far 
along the pathway. 

For the first time in human history it looks as 
though we are entering into a year that will witness 
an absolutely total World War. The hour is at hand 
that those who still believe the Bible to be the un- 
failing Word of God need to read and study carefully 
the great prophecies of our Lord in the 24th chapter 
of Matthew — the chapter that contains the answer of 
Christ to the question His disciples asked of Him as 
He sat upon the mountainside: "Tell us what shall 
be the sign of Thy coming and of the end of the age." 

Anyone who can read the answer of Christ to that 
question, and not believe that the year 1942 may wit- 
ness the coming of Christ to remove His Church from 
the earth and to bring in the seven cataclysmic years 
that shall precede His return with His saints to "reign 
— yes, anyone who can read that chapter and not 
stand on tiptoe with glorious expectancy, either pos- 
sesses a mentality that we cannot understand, or does 
not believe that the Bible is the Word of God that 
"cannot be broken." 


Yes, it isn't too early to begin to think of Easter 
Sunday. It is due on April 5. The time is at hand 
to think of the millions who are without the Gospel 
in heathen lands and have no way of ever knowing 
the pathway to eternal life unless those who do know 
the Gospel, and are saved, shall recognize their am- 

If the fifth chapter of I Corinthians teaches any- 
thing, it teaches that every born again Christian is 
an ambassador for Christ. It was for this reason that 
the Apostle Paul said, "Woe to me if I preach not the 

It is beyond question that the bloodbath that the 
v/orld is now receiving is the result of the Church 
failing to preach the Gospel. If a mere tithe of the 

money that the people of the United States are now 
spending for war had been spent to give a real virile 
gospel to the nations of the earth, there would be no 
war in this world today. 

The Brethren Church, being a whole gospel church, 
is more and more recognizing the fact that the su- 
preme objective resting upon the Christian Church is 
to give the Gospel to the nations. This is our business 
until Jesus comes. To it, we, of The Brethren Church 
will be faithful, and in that faithfulness we shall be 

Pastors, begin to talk foreign missions once again 
to your people. It isn't too early for you to write to 
our office — The Foreign Missionary Society of The 
Brethren Church, 1925 E. Fifth St., Long Beach, Calif. 

— and ask for as many dime collectors, missionary 
barrels, or any other paraphernalia that you may want 
to use for gathering in a great offering. Later, all 
pastors will be receiving a letter from this office, to- 
o°ther with offering envelopes etc., such as are sent 
out every year; but, as we have said, we are ready even 
now to respond to any request from any church or 
Society for assistance in getting ready for the great- 
est foreign missionary offering in the history of our 
beloved Church. 


As this Missionary Herald goes to press Brother and 
Sister Robert S. Williams have been promised a pass- 
port by the State Department, whenever they can 
secure passage across the Atlantic. Pray that a boat 
may be found-for them. 

Brother and Sister Jobson are busily engaged in get- 
ting everything ready, and fully expect that the Lord 
will provide them a way back to the field in French 
Equatorial Africa sometime in February. Brother and 
Sister Jobson are still making their headquarters m 
Long Beach, but expect to be returning East early in 


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Vice-Pres.: Bernard Schneider Treasurer: Hon 
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Women's Missionary Council: Mrs. R. E. Gingrich. 

Entered as second class matter at the post office at 
Cleveland, Ohio, February 9, 1939, under the act of March 
3, 1879. 


JANUARY 3, 1942 

the new year. Brother Jobson will be open for some 
calls for pre-Easter missionary messages in our 
churches. The Jobson children expect to remain in 
California where they now are in school. 

The Sickels will be sailing soon for their field in 
Argentina. New passport regulations, due to the war, 
are giving Brother Sickel considerable difficulty. He 
has had to secure permission from the Argentine 
Government permitting him as an American citizen 
to return to Argentina. This permission is expected 
soon. In fact, it would have been in his hands already, 
had it not been for a technical error made in getting 
out the proper papers. 

Pray for all these, that safe passage may be granted 


News reaches us that the Tower of David, near the 
main gate of the old City of Jerusalem, is being con- 
verted into an air raid shelter. It is declared that the 
fortifications of the old Tower of David are so strong 
that only a few hundred dollars were needed to com- 
plete the work to make it one of the safest air raid 
shelters in the world. While, in these days, we may 
feel a bit more comfortable if we know that there are 
some strong material towers and shelters near us as 
we listen to the hum of motors in the air, however, 
what we all need is not more material towers, but 
stronger spiritual towers. It was a stronger "tower' 
than "the Tower of David that Solomon, the son of 
David, had in mind when he wrote: "the name of the 
Lord is a strong tower! the righteous runneth into 
it and is safe" (Prov. 18:10). God grant that every 
reader of this item may be nestling securely in the 
"strong tower" of the Lord. The devil's bombs cannot 
harm us there. 


Within one week the European war has developed 
into a world war. Never before were so many nations 
at war with each other as today. And the significant 
thing about this world war is that it is an anti-Semitic 
struggle. However, we know that the more agonies 
that are heaped upon the heads of the Jewish people 
in these days, the more expctant we may be of the 
coming of our Messiah — and theirs! It is said that not 
one Jewish soldier can be found among the Axis forces. 
The Fascists and Nazis will not permit Jews to enter 
their armies. Therefore, all the Jewish soldiers of the 
world are on the side of the democracies. 

The Axis nations boast that no Jews are in their 
armies. All this reminds us of a story: Once upon a 
time a Gentile prodded a Jew in the ribs and said to 
him, "Thank God there are no Jews in our village!" 
Whereupon the Jew exclaimed, "Veil, dot's vy it iss a 
village!" Seriously, is it a none-too-hopeful sign for 
the Axis powers that there are no Jews in their armies ! 


The Apostle John's vision on the Isle of Patmos, con- 
cerning the four horsemen, is perhaps one of the best 
known passages in our Bible. The second of these four 
riders rode the horse "that was red, and power was 
given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the 
earth, and that they should kill one another: and 
there was given unto him a great sword" (Rev. 6:4). 
We will not dogmatically say that Adolf Hitler is the 
rider on this red horse; but one thing we do know, 
that God would need no other person to completely 

fulfill this prophecy. Adolf Hitler is in possession of 
"a great sword" — the greatest war machine that this 
Vi'orld has ever known — and with it, he has verily taken 
"peace from the earth that they should kill one an- 

Following this red horse, we are told that John "be- 
held, and lo a black horse!" This black horse repre- 
sents famine. Famine ever follows in the wake of 
war; and even so it is happening today. Just several 
hours ago, as we write, over the radio we were told 
that 600 people are dying every day in Greece — starved 
to death; and on our desk, as we write, is a letter from 
the "Institution for the Chinese Blind," 156 Fifth Ave- 
nue, New York. One paragraph therein reads: "A 
recent letter from Foochow Prov. tells of thousands 
dying of starvation: 'You may see bodies at any time 
now on the streets, in the gutters, or near the trash 
cans where people have gone in search of scraps of 
food and have died in the attempt'." 

These are only two items of news among many com- 
ing to us, telling us that the spectre of famine is ter- 
rorizing many parts of our world today. Surely the 
Lord is not going to permit His precious bride. Whom 
He purchased with His own blood, to suffer the results 
of sin in this old world much longer. Everywhere 
the bride is praying: "Come, come quickly, Lord Jesus, 
come!" Answer that prayer He will! 


According to Nofrontier News, the Nazi paper, Das 
Reich, published comparative production statistics for 
different nations; and the Nazis place Italy in their list 
of "occupied territories." We wonder how Mussolini 
likes that; but, probably, like it or not, Mussolini has 
to swallow it just now. This item should make inter- 
esting reading for Japan. A radio news item this past 
week tells us that a Nazi chieftain is in Italy already, 
directing the air service of Japan. After all, this war 
is more against Hitler and his Nazi henchmen than 
it is against the Japanese. 


Sometime ago Dr. Luther Wesley Smith, a Baptist 
official of Philadelphia, spoke to a convention of his 
church in Memphis, Tenn. He told the delegates that 
he feared that the United States would turn pagan 
unless the churches began to get better results from 
their efforts. Pointing to the rapid progress that the 
isms are making at home and abroad. Dr. Smith de- 
clared that Communism alone has gained more fol- 
lowers in 18 years than Christianity has won in 18 

On the face of it, that may prove to be very dis- 
couraging. However, those who have watched the 
growth of things in this old world and use their heads 
are not altoo'ether discouraged. 

Recently a tender little granddaughter came into 
the home of your missionary editor. She spent her 
first several weeks there. Often did we look upon that 
little form so utterly helpless, realizing that it would 
be weeks and months and years before those little 
feet would hold up even that tiny body, or those tiny 
lips would speak intelligently. Many years there will 
be before that tiny babe will grow sufficiently strong 
and wise to care for herself independently of the 
assistance of her father and mother. 

Again we meditated the other day upon the contrast, 
when out upon a farm we saw a calf Jumping about 
and skipping in glee, less than 24 hours after it was 



born; and honestly, the look on the face of that calf 
was just about as intelligent as the look upon the face 
of its mother. Within a few short weeks that calf 
will probably disappear as veal from the tables of 
American cafes! Who would want to be a calf? 

As we write this editorial we are sitting in the home 
of a sister m Indiana, looking out of a window across 
a field. In that field there are cockleburs which, if 
the farmer is to be believed, are an absolute nuisance 
and a pest. They grow there almost overnight. But 
looking over the heads of the pests we see in the dis- 
tance a forest of noble oaks. They didn't grow over- 
night. They stand there in their beauty and majesty 
and strength, and will continue to stand thus as the 
years pass, unless the hand of man should decide to 
lay them low in the forest in order that they may be 
exalted to some lofty place on the walls of palatial 

Communism, Fascism and Nazism are foul growths 
that are like unto cockleburs, smartweed, nettles, 
dog fennel, and all other pests that afflict the face of 
the earth. However, every student of history knov/s 
that such are ephemeral. Christianity, after nearly 
20 centuries of time, having lifted up its head and 
having kept it there through tempest and through 
thunderbolt, still stands in all of its beauty and ma- 
jesty, lifting its cooling branches out over a fevered 
world. Christianity did not grow overnight. 

Standi iUe ^eli 

By ESTELLA MYERS, F. Equa. Africa 

Just the other day, a lad, Jacob Sena, who is teach- 
ing in his own village, came to see us. He said he 
was meeting with a great deal of opposition in his 
village by the boys of his age who had attended the 
bush school (shoumaili, i.e., devil worship). Because 
he had refused to go with them to this school, they 
now are putting what they call medicine around and 
in his house. It is called medicine, because it is things 
that have been taken to the idol with food, requesting 
the idols to cause his death. They said anyone sleep- 
ing in his house would die. 

Knowing how superstitious these people are, one 
appreciates the faith of this young boy when he en- 
tered his house and saw it decorated with these charms, 
and just prayed to God to keep him. He knows that 
these things cannot kill him; but he is sorry for the 
hatred that these boys have for him and because they 
seek to kill him. 

We talked to hmi to encourage his heart and told 
him to try and win the boys by teaching them how to 
read. If he lets the boys know he is not afraid of the 
things, though taken to the idols, he will win them for 
the Lord. We praise God that Jacob will not give up 
but contmue to tell the story of love to his own people. 
Pray for him that he may win the boys to the Jesus 
that they now refuse to follow. 

The natives are taught from childhood to fear the 
idols; and any thing taken to them; thus one must be 
very brave to pay no attention to this fetish. Jacob 
loves the true God and does not intend that the cus- 
toms and worship of his forefathers bother him. We 
praise God that he has worked in the heart of a boy 
who was in our junior Bible School here last year. So 
that he is determined to stay by the Lord's work in 
spite of opposition. 


While our Kentucky mission is not under the Foreign Board, yet 
the editor is just os interested in the Kentucky mission and all other 
missions as in our foreign work. THE FIELD IS ONE. Our com- 
mand compels us to begin our work at "Jerusolem" ond to con- 
tinue our interest in it until we have reached the uttermost parts 
of the earth. 

Recently we received a news letter from the Coney Creek Com- 
munity Center of Pippapass, giving us the experience of a census- 
taker in that community, not so far from our own Kentucky mis- 
sion in old Breathitt County. 

Before giving you the conversation between the census-taker and 
old "Mosey" (Moses), just picture yourself far back in those moun- 
tains where old "Mosey" placidly packs oway on his home made 
banjo, lilting out folks songs that have been handed down to him 
only by word of mouth. Old "Mosey" lives in one of those com- 
munities where they drink, they shoot, and they kill from ombush. 
However, had they been given a chance, many of them might have 
been brilliant college graduates, efficient consecrated men, ond 
American citizens of the finest type. Yes, had Christ been made 
known to him sooner, old "Mosey" might have arisen from "down 
in the bottom," as did another — even our greatest and most be- 
loved American, who journeyed all the way from a Kentucky cabin 
to the White House. 

But now, for the outhentic conversation, which gives us a glimpse 
into the souls of men who have a right to know Christ our Savior, 
but due to the lethargy of the Church, know Him not! 

The census-taker dragged the gnarled tree-trunk 
nearer the fire-in-the-grate (for light, not heat) in 
the cabin of Moses: Moses, the last of his kin. 

"Name, please"? 

"Mosey, I reckon." 

"Mosey WHAT"? 

"Hit haint certain, stranger. I might-of been a Wat- 
kins. And then again, I mighten. Ma, she's been 
dead a right smart spell. I never thought to ax her 
I knowed no difference twixt her second man and her 
first man. He never made no distinct-shon nuther. 
But he's dead, too: right smart." 

"Where were you born"? 


in the Bottom." 

"What Bottom"? 

"Why, this yere Bottom. Thar shore haint nothing 
lowern hit. Here was I borned. Here in this yere 
cabin, I have riz. Here I 'spect to die. I'm lonesome- 
like, all by myself. My kin has died off; or traipsed 
out to foreign creeks — yon-side." 

"When were you born"? 

"Tater-hoeing time. Ma, she remembered hit; cause 
she lost most of her tater crop that year seeing as 
she couldn't hoe 'em out quick enough." 

THINK IT OVER «>.n. .„. 

"The unpardonable sin is 
refusing to accept the Pardon 
God offers us." 



JANUARY 3, 1942 

By DR. LESLIE B. MOSS, Executive Director, Committee on Foreign Relief Appeals in the Churches, Foreign Missions 

Conference of North America 

More than half of mankind has been caught up into 
the vortex of war. We are hke a tub full of water 
being drawn down a drain. More and more the 
swirling current pulls us all in. We may resist and cry 
out against the insensate folly of our course, but we 
seem helpless to stop the downward motion. 

It is doubtful if anyone even faintly foresaw the aw- 
fulness of what is now uoon us. The last war fathered 
revolution in Russia, in Italy, in Germany. These 
revolutions have fathered another war more dread- 
ful than the last. We know full well that taking up 
the implements of the enemy to try to suppress him 
leads us into the same abyss of revolution with him. 
We thought we had won the last war. We who were 
the victors now get ready to resist the dragon grown 
stronger than ever. 

Moreover we discover afresh that there are spiritual 
forces let loose which inay wreak their own particular 
havoc in our world affairs. No matter how dismayed 
we may be at the size of the military machinery that 
has been developed, the more astounding and dreadful 
fact that faces us is the disintegration of ideas about 
moral conduct that used to afford us a sense of secur- 
ity. Confidence is gone. Calculated lying creates a 
morass under our spiritual feet. The walls of ancient 
strength lie in ruins about our world. We have a 
sense of nakedness under the whip of world events. 

The ways of democracy have seemed to the undemo- 
cratic to be unjust. The shibboleths of peace and pros- 
perity have been hollow and meaningless. The mean- 
ing awaited a convinced purpose for righteousness. But 
all the thousand furies of hate and greed and trickery 
and fraud have robbed them of their splendor. Who 
has there been to smooth away the iniquities of the 
past? The struggle passes from the individual to the 
national scale. The labor controversies become the 
outcry of the nations that "have not," against those 
whose place in the sun has been maintained no mat- 
ter what the cost. 

The dictators today declare they will drive the wedge 
of class distinctions in a different, if not a new, loca- 
tion. The masters of destiny will be those around 
whom a different myth is developed. Pure blood and 
unsullied race; the room in which to expand the swol- 
len egos of the ruling classes ; the rest of man reduced 
to common slavery; they will be shipped here and 
there, taken from their own and loved ones to work 
for the rulers in some distant land, probably never to 
return; young girls seized to "serve their country" in 
some strange and revolting conditions; education lim- 
ited to the elect few; literature or art subjected to the 
censorship of bigots and perverts. The struggle of two 
thousand years, while man has battled upward against 
his ancient foes with the light of God in his eyes, 
reaches a new climax in ferocity. 

The path of war today lies heaviest across the civil- 
ian. The army may be trained for destruction or de- 
fense according to the national point of view. But 
the technique of modern war is to scare or demoralize 
the supporting civilian population and thus force an 
early end to the struggle. Thus there appear, upon our 
horizons, refugees by the millions. Those who die of 
hunger and exposure and disease greatly outnumber 
the military casualties. 

It is staggering to realize how wide the spread of 
distress which results. Missionaries who have served 
their Lord in foreign lands for years, supported by their 
home churches in Europe, have turned into dependents 
on the grace of fellow Christians in other lands. Prob- 
ably 2,500 such men and women are marooned in all 
quarters of the globe, without visible or tangible means 
of contact with the home churches which they hold 
most dear. 

The ministers and Christian workers of many 
churches in France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and 
other countries are bereft of support. Perhaps their 
membership is scattered among refugees over half a 
continent. Their schools are closed. Their customary 
means of support is gone. Will they receive little 
packages of food, or clothes, or a Bible by mail, from 
some Christian neutral source? They wonder, and 
pray, and hope. Millions have fled before the explo- 
sions of bombs, the terror of the Gestapo. Women and 
children, new born infants, and nursing mothers in 
unoccupied France. Who will bring them the susten- 
ance needed for growing life? 

The prisoners in the camps — 3,000,000 of them^ 
doomed to atrophy of mind, dullness of inaction, shriv- 
elling from lack of interest or information. The 
Geneva Convention makes it possible to keep their 
spirits alive through recreation, study, and religious 

The millions of China plod along their slowly starv- 
ing way. Rice is taken away from the Chinese peas- 
ants to feed Japanese, who also struggle for existence 
amid the increasing inflictions of a war situation. 
Starvation and slavery alike face the nations of the 
world as the accompaniments of our present struggle. 
But slavery and starvation are of the inind and spirit 
as well as of the body. Where lies the Christian's op- 
portunity? Here, I think, is the answer to our ques- 
tion, "Shall I give for relief?" 

When, as Christians, we face this question with can- 
dor and sincerity, we must not fail to fmd an affirma- 
tive answer. We Americans do not like war. Deeply 
we dread it because we have some prevision of the 
aftermath. We cry out in our souls to know how we 
can remove even a little of the bitterness and sting 
of its effects. We long to find some neutralizer that 
will prevent the full fury of its suffering breaking over 
us. We fear not so much its effect upon our bodies, as 
the blasting, searing effects upon our souls. And giv- 
ino- for relief is certainly one way to oppose destruc- 
tion with a "weapon" or instrument of peace. We can 
heal the sharp sting of grief and pain by givmg heal- 
ing, both for body and soul. To a person dazed in grief 
over the losses sustained, and sunk in misery, it is 
a "balm in Gilead" to have a friendly hand bring v/ater, 
and food, and medicine. When all the forces of the 
universe seem bowed down before the terror of war, to 
have a kind and loving hand bring evidence that God 
is not dead in the hearts of His children, is a breath 
of new hope. To millions who are already entering 
the toils of the slavery of endless suffering, there is 
the chance for their spirits to rebound when relief is 
afforded by the Christian love and gift. The progres- 
sive steps of hunger toward starvation bring a winter 
of despair to the spirit. Souls famished for the light 
and hope of God can be refreshed and made strong by 



the hands reached out in friendship to relieve the 

I cannot help but give to these who suffer on the 
front lines of the spiritual warfare in our world. I 
could not refuse the hand of warm fellowship that 
helps to pull them up. I dare not contemplate letting 
the churches m Europe be strangled in the atmosphere 
of totalitarian war — not while any gifts of mine could 
keep alive the body, and relight the candle in the 
soul. The Christian ministry must keep alive those 
souls to carry that light. 

We cannot allow those hands which grasp the im- 
plements for reconstructing the world to be motivated 
by any other than Christian purposes. We see where 
we failed the last time. This time we must be sure 
that so far as in us lies, Christ sets the pace in justice 
and in truth. Hate and bitterness will bring fresh ter- 
ror. Let us start to draw the sting of bitterness and 
fear, by standing with outstreched hand to rescue 
the souls of our brethren across the world in love and 
service to their need. 

Starvation can be more than physical. But the min- 
istration of food for the body will carry life to the 
spirit as well. Jesus' message of reconstruction of life 
can speak through our gifts now. After the war will 
be too late, if we do not do it now. If we do it now, 
we shall open doors of mind and spirit that need never 
be closed. 

Give now. Give soon again. Continue to give. The 
need is tragic. Their loneliness is appalling. Your 
hands hold the wonderful gift of new life for millions. 
But do not continue to hold it. Send it on. Give 
through your church. And pray as you give for the 
erowth of His spirit in the affairs of men. 



"If all my years were summer — could I know 

What my Lord means by His 'made white as snow'? 

If. all my days were sunny, could I say, 

'In His fair land He'll wipe all tears away'? 

Were no graves mine, might I not come to deem 

The life eternal but a baseless dream? 

My winters, yes, my tears, my weariness, 

Even my graves, may be His way to bless. 

I call them ills, but surely there can be 

Nothing but good that brings Him near to me." 


France is a great neglected mission field, according 
to G. P. Raud. There are about 8,000 missionaries in 
China where there are about 400 million people. There 
are 6,000 missionaries in Africa among 150 million peo- 
ple. There are 900 missionaries in the Belgian Congo 
alone where there are only 10 million people. Yet in 
France, among its 40 millions, there were only about 
50 missionaries. There have been plenty of British 
and American tourists, but scarcely any missionaries. 

When in France a few years ago an old Christian 
gentleman reminded Mr. Raud of these facts and made 
a touching appeal. "Many here are hungry for the 
gospel of Christ," he said, "as hungry as any of the 
people in Africa or India. We are a nation of white 
people, but what have you done with us? You have left 
us to die in our sins. Missionaries should have been 
sent to us by the hundreds. How we should have wel- 
comed them and helped them!" — Ex. 

By Florence Hornaday Summers 

"What shall we sing? What shall we sing?" The 
teacher was desperate, for soon there was a great cele- 
bration coming — July 4th — and the school children 
were to sing publicly in the Park Street Church at 

"It should be patriotic," observed the teacher. She 
struck the chord and at once the children were singing, 
"God Save the King!" 

"That won't do," she told the children shaking her 

"No, that won't do," said Dr. Samuel Smith, a Bap- 
tist minister, who had just dropped in. "That won't 
do. That tune belongs to many countries — England, 
Denmark, Switzerland, and many others. But the 
words — ah, those words are for English children — not 

So he took pencil and paper from his vest pocket and 
in half an hour Dr. Samuel Smith had written: 


"My country 'tis of thee. 

Sweet land of liberty; 

Of thee I sing. 

Land where my fathers died. 

Land of the Pilgrims' pride. 

From every mountain side 

Let freedom ring. 

"My native country thee, 
Land of the noble free. 
Thy name I love: 
I love thy rocks and rills, 
Thy woods and templed hills. 
My heart with rapture thrills 
Like that above. 

"Let music swell the breeze 
And ring through all the trees 
Sweet freedom's song; 
Let mortal tongues awake; 
Let all that breathes partake; 
Let rocks their silence break. 
The sound prolong. 

"Our fathers' God to thee. 

Author of liberty, 

To thee we sing; 

Long may our land be bright 

With freedom's holy light; 

Protect us by thy might, 

Great God, our King." 

So, on July 4, 1832, in the Park Street Church, Bos- 
ton, school children sang America for the first time, 
just like you sing when you sing our national anthem. 
The original manuscript of America is now in the Har- 
vard University Library. 


Some Christians think they are camels and can 
drink in enough on Sunday morning during the half 
hour of the Sunday School Class to last them for an 
entire week. Some even come for a drink only about 
once a month; others, once a year! 


JANUARY 3, 1942 

23 3>a^d /It Sea 941. a JlijjeLo<U 


One of the great sea odysseys of the war recently 
ended when 38 survivors of the British liner Britannia, 
shelled and sunk by a German raider in the South 
Atlantic, staggered ashore on the Brazilian island of 
Curupu after 23 days in a lifeboat. The survivors were 
13 English officers and men, eleven Hindu passengers. 
Following is a composite story of several of the British 
survivors as told to a LIFE reporter in Brazil. 

"Our lifeboat, built to hold 50, had 82 men. We took 
turns squatting and standing up. The wounded were 
placed at the bottom of the boat, but two inches of 
water leaked into the bottom and some of the wounded 
drowned when their faces were pressed into the bilge 
by the crowd. 

During the first week we saw eight ships. We shouted 
and burned oil so that they might see the smoke. None 
did. When it rained one day, we filled three buckets 
with drinking water. 

For the next 16 days we sailed the South Atlantic. 
The heat nearly crazed us and the glare closed our 
eyes until they were slits. Our skin festered with sores 
from the sun and salt water. Each morning we 
dumped overboard the men who had died the night 
before. At first we buried them with a short religious 
service, but later we were too weak to do even this. 

By the third week men began losing their minds. An 
Englishman named Smith screamed delirously for his 
wife until he died. Those with strength left tried to 
bail out the boat and clean up the vomit of the sea- 
sick men. For food we had a daily ration of one crack- 
er and spoonful of condensed milk with water. The 
lascars fought for the left-over cracker scraps. Our 
mouths cracked from dryness. 

After two weeks of sunshine it rained again. We 
spread sails out to catch the rain and we opened our 
mouths to let the rain fall in. In desperation, how- 
ever, two Hindus drank salt water and later jumped 
overboard. We were too weak to rescue them. 

On the 19th day the color of the water changed and 
strands of seaweed floated by. Land could not be far 
away, but three more died that day. 

On the 23rd day we sighted land! When our navi- 
gator saw it, he. mumbled: "I have done my duty. You 
are all safe." Then he collapsed and died. 

Later that day we landed at low tide. Many of the 
men could no longer walk or talk. They simply col- 
lapsed in the mud. The others stumbled further 
ashore, bowing their heads to thank God for deliver- 

Shortly after the weaker men had been dragged to 
safety, we heard human voices. At the sight of the 
Brazilian fishermen who found us, some of us fainted 
with happiness." 

Truly these men had occasion to bow their heads in 
thanksgiving to God for deliverance — deliverance from 
the shelling and sinking of the Britannia — deliverance 
from death by thirst and starvation — deliverance from 
possible violence of heat-crazed men and deliverance 
from all the perils of the sea. 

But those who are compassed about with "songs of 
deliverance" are those enjoying a deliverance even 
greater than physical deliverance. 

The Psalmist said: "The sorrows of death compassed 
me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found 
trouble and sorrow. Then called I upon the name of 
the Lord; O Lord, I beseech Thee, deliver my soul." 

The Lord answered and the Psalmist exclaims: 
"Thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes 
from tears, and my feet from falling. I will walk 
before the Lord in the land of the living." 

To accomplish our deliverance from sin, Satan, 
death, and hell, it was necessary that the Deliverer 
Himself, the Lord Jesus Christ, be "delivered for our 
offenses" and be raised again for our justification. 



"Whate'er my change, in Him no change is seen, 
A glorious sun that wanes not nor declines; 

Above the clouds and storms He walks serene. 
And sweetly on His people's darkness shines. 

All may depart — I fret not, nor repine 
While I my Savior's am, while He is mine. 

He stays my falling; lifts me up when down. 
Reclaims my wandering; guards from every foe; 

Plants on my worthless brow the victor's crown, 
Which, in return, before His feet I throw, 

Grieved that I cannot better grace His shrine, 
Who designs to own me His, as He is mine. 

While here, alas! I know but half His love. 
But half discern Him, and but half adore; 

But when I meet Him in the realms above, 
I hope to love Him better, praise Him more. 

And feel and tell, amid the choir divine. 
How fully I am His, and He is mine." 

— Sel. 

"Unless the Lord had been my help." — Psalms 94:17. 

"Unless the Lord had been my help," 
I dare not think what might have been; 

Unless His love had sought me out, 
I must have perished in my sin. 

Unless He had been near to help 
In many a dark and crucial hour, 

I must have suffered sore defeat. 
Gone down before the tempter's power. 

When sudden danger overtook, 
A "present help" indeed was He — 

He sheltered me beneath His wings 
And with His feathers covered me. 

Unless the Lord shall be my help 

Through all the days that are to come- 
But, oh. He will, I know He will! 
A "present help" the whole way home! 




With a farmyard for a campus and an abandoned 
farm house for a building, the first little classes of the 
Prairie Bible Institute began in the fall of 1922. Eight 
uninterested "teen-age" young people comprised the 
first student body. They were the children of certain 
families, the "Kirk clan," "whose hearts God had 

God's beginnings are small. He has not "despised 
the day of small things." To poor enfeebled Israel 
He still says; "Look unto Abraham . . . for I called him 
alone, and blessed him, and increased him." It is still 
part of God's plan to plant a seed, and from that very 
inconspicuousness, confound the splendid wisdom of 
the wise and prudent. 

Many were the sacred classroom hours in those first 
days. Recitations often gave way to protracted periods 
of prayer. Worldliness fell away like dead leaves in 
the spring. Gospel passion possessed old and young 
alike. Our constituency of about eight families be- 
gan to farm for Christ and missions. 

Those first classes closed in the spring with a mis- 
sionary pledge-offering of $2,000 from those few poor 
families. There was scarcely a dry eye in the old farm 
house. Tears of joy flowed freely. But how could such 
an offering be met? During the previous dry season 
these families had scarcely reaped a harvest sufficient 
for next year's seed-grain. But God met them — met 
them with a bumper crop, and gave us over $2,000.00 
for missions. He meets those who love to "prove Him 
now herewith." 

The student body grew the next year to 23 students, 
all of whom lived in nearby homes. The spirit of faith 
rose higher and higher. Some doubting Christians 
said, "What do these feeble Jews"? 

Then we faced a problem. The little old house 
would suffice no longer. To build or not to build be- 


came the burning question. But whoever hea 
such a thing? A Bible School in a country dis 
What folly and presumption! It had never been 
It was a new thing. It was different. The patl 
untried. It was all so "contrary to nature." W 
turally want to see where we are going. Bu 
obedience of faith never becomes real until it wa! 
the light where it cannot understand. God must 
us out beyond the apparent and the reasonable 


After months of united prayer, "it seemed go 
us and to the Holy Ghost" that we go forward, 
began to build. But oh, how the devil attacked 
those days! So "fiery" were the darts of the wi 
one! Right from the armoury of God's Word 1: 
minded us of a certain man "who laid the foi 
tion and was not able to finish. All that beh 
began to mock him saying, "This man began to 
and was not able to finish" (Luke 14:29-30). Yo 



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Further "Growing Pains" 



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race the Lord! Tjjus our adversary bitterly re- 

fched us. But in spite of the devil's darts, and 
le face of many misgivings and fears and tremb- 
, we went forward, 
the spring of 1924, when the building program 
he Irjstitute actually commenced, the site was a 
treeless prairie in the edge of a small Alberta 
,ge of about 500 people., the very name of which, 
t-ee Hills," must have been chosen of God to have 







Bckoned among the "nondescript." "Can any good 
g come out of (Three Hills)"? But as a saint of 
well said: "Let a man be any outlandish nonde- 
)t, the world may choose to denominate him, but 

let him be nondescript." Ah yes, that is the 
le secret! We cannot content ourselves to remain 

nondescript. We disdain the company of the un- 
iten and the "unreckoned." But God still takes 

"the things which are not to brmg to nought the things 
that are." And ours has been the holy and happy 
privilege to be among the "are not" — "are not" in 
location — "are not" in reputation. As Grandma Kirk 
used so often to say, "Blessed be nothing"! 

As we walked through the short halls of that first 
little buildinp; and into the cold half-plastered and 
entirely unfinished rooms, our hearts sank. The devil 
caused the very echoes of those rooms to mock us 
almost beyond endurance. We had been counting on 
certain students to fill them. They were not coming. 
God was teaching us the folly and falsehood of "ex- 
pectation from man." Falling on our knees we cried: 
"O God, art Thou able to fill these rooms"? We felt 
like Ezekiel when questioned about the dry bones: "Can 
these bones live? — O Lord God Thou knowest"! We 
were without precedent, without prestige, and without 
experience; but not without Job's comforters and 
"many adversaries." The local mockers wished we 
would build in the center of the village — that they 
might use the building for a dance hall — soon. We 
were "appointed to death." "Without were fightings, 
within were fears." But withal there was one redeem.- 
ing feature — we were almost too insignificant for con- 
tempt or persecution. Everywhere people "suffer fools 

From the school's very inception, and until now, we 
have often had "the sentence of (institutional) death 
in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but 
in God that raiseth the dead". In spite, therefore, of 
decoys and calls from more promising fields, and in 
spite of the severe temptation at one time to flee the 
place before buried beneath its insignificance, our cry 
to God has been: "Lord, Thou hast called us here — 
we stay here until called away". 


Since those early days we have passed through 
many and similar testings of faith and obedience. To 
walk in the light and keep pace with God occasions 
new quakings and fears. These are the growing pains 
of faith. 

The next construction was an auditorium — a base- 
ment at first, with a temporary roof. This was an all- 
purpose public meeting place. But in a few months 
we needed the auditorium above. There came in the 
form of a surprise, a good substantial check from a 
man we did not know. From another came a second 
check. Then came still another. God, Who ordered 



these checks, also held back the cold. That building 
went up in January in Canada. But it seemed so huge. 
Would it ever be filled? Some doubted, others won- 
dered. In a few days we were trying to pack 800 peo- 
ple into that tabernacle. Of course this all necessitated 
a new and larger heating plant — already the third 
expansian in that department. There naturally devel- 
oped an underground system of tunnels — about one 
quarter of a mile in length — where repairs can now be 
made in spite of the cold in the mid-winter weather 
of Canada. 

Next came the demand for more dormitory space for 
women. Then the conference crowds could not be 
cared for without another and larger tabernacle. A 
building 80' x 100' was decided upon. Even the believ- 
ers wagged their heads: "It never will be filled"! But 
it was soon over-filled. When Evangelist Oscar Lowry 
was here, there were some 1,500 present — and there 
were 140 professed conversions in one day. Since then 
we have built balconies, and last spring had over 2,000 
people packed in at our graduation. They came hun- 
dreds of miles — from as far as Denver, Portland, 
Seattle, and St. Paul. 

We would not overlook that latest addition — our high 
school. Parents had long cried to God against the 
diabolical doctrines in our modern high schools. 110 
students are now in attendance — luider fully qualified 
teachers. It is a high school which excludes the teach- 
ing of evolution, and all suggestive as well as false 
literature. The courses include Bible, Bible characters, 
fend the lives of such persons as Madame Guyon, John 
Bimyan and Hudson Taylor. What transformations 
of character are taking place in these young lives. 

What shall I more say? Time and space fail nie to 
tell all about the dormitories, the dining rooms, the 
classrooms, the large tabernacles, a total in all of 12 
large buildings, and a half dozen dwellings for staff 
members. Then there are the barns, the horses, the 
cows, the gardens, the trucks, the wagons — as well as 
willing "Levites" to care for them all. No mention can 
be made of the print shop, electric shop, carpenter 
shop, blacksmith shop, barber shop, butcher shop, 
steam fitter's shop, the root cellar and the fruit cellar, 
the music rooms and store rooms, the bakery and the 
laundry and the infirmary — and what have you? A 
vine of God's planting! A man with $1,000,000 could 
not have done it — he would have been a fool to try it. 
Such a work, in such a way, in such a place! It "is 
not after man". Only God could have done it. Friends, 
speakers, and visitors, like the Queen of Sheba, all 
agree: "This is the Lord's doing and it is marvellous 
in our eyes"! We say with Hudson Taylor: "God's 
work, done in God's way, will never lack God's sup- 

We hasten also to agree with Hudson Taylor that 
God's work done in God's way, will never lack God's 
trials. He says: 

"Envied by some, despised by many, hated per- 
haps by others; an innovation on what have be- 
come established rules of mission practice (Bible 
and Theological Schools ) ; working without pre- 
cedent in many respects, and with few experienced 
helpers; often perplexed in mind and embarrassed 
by circumstances, had not my mind iDeen sustained 
by the conviction that the work was His, and that 
He is with me 'in the thick of the fight', I must 
have fainted and broken down. But the battle is 
the Lord's and He will conquer. We may fail, do 
fail continually; but He never fails," 

Pardon the personal pronoun. It seems necessary 
to use it. Early in my ministry — while still the only 
teacher — I sought God as to the matter of salary. 
There was one definite word from the Lord, a word 

The "Good Shepherd" 
died to save the sheep 
— Jn. 10:11. The "Great 
Shepherd" lives to guide 
the sheep— Heb. 13 20. 
The "Chief Shepherd" is 
coming to receive the 
sheep — I Pet. .5:4 

which has been basic to the work over these many 
years, a word without which this school never could 
have survived or prospered. It is found in Luke 6:35 
— just one little phrase of three words: "Hoping for 
nothing". But I was not ready to receive such an 
answer. A battle followed. I kept on praying, fool- 
ishly asking for a different word. But God did not. 
change His mind. No sooner would I go to my knees to 
pray about salary than these words were emblazoned 
on my mind. There they were — clear as noon-day — 
unmistakable. God was trying to get me to believe 
that by these "three smooth stones" we would be well 
able to overcome,, "always having all sufficiency in all 
things." And certainly I could never be disappointed 
if I "hoped for nothing" for myself. 

The upshot of this "good seed" has been — what? 
None of our regular staff members or teachers — about 
30 in all — have received a cent of salary or allowance. 
We receive our board and room and pray for clothes 
and incidentals. On occasion our workmen have 
"made tents" for a week or two. The result of fol- 
lowing God m this respect has meant a simplicity of 
Christian life among all our leaders. There are no 
expensive homes. There is no luxury, no fine furni- 
ture, no "soft clothing", no examples of soft living 
before the students. The principle of "hoping for 
nothing" for ourselves has entered into the very warp 
and woof of this Institute. It has been a "word pro- 
ceeding out of the mouth of God" enabling us to "live 
thereby". Praise His name! From this basic principle, 
the "get" of fallen human nature has been largely sup- 
planted by the "give" of the divine nature. 

This same principle has obtained in the matter of 
encouraging our young people to go to "the regions 
beyond". Satan reasons, "It will not help your school 
to see nearly all your best young people going to the 
ends of the earth where Christ has not been named." 
The devil's plan — so logical and sensible, so reasonable 
and plausible — is this: "Get your best graduates placed 
in home churches as pastors, that they may in turn 
refurnish P. B. I. with students — only thus can your 
school grow". But the devil is a liar. He "savors not 
the things that be of God". Christ says: "Except a 
corn of wheat fall into the ground and die it abideth 
alone, but if it die it bringeth forth much fruit". It 
is still true that "there is that scattereth abroad and 
yet increaseth — there is that that withholdeth more 
than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty". 

Has this Scriptural policy worked? To ask such a 
question is infidelic. Of course it has worked. Being 
a divine principle it cannot help but work. It will work 
wherever God can get some born again Christian lead- 
ers to crawl into the ground and die — die to all their 

JANUARY 3, 1942 

own "continuing city" and circumstances, die to all 
their hopes and selfish ambitions, and hope for nothing 
for themselves. God loves to take such men and "make 
manifest the savor of His knowledge by them in every 
Dlace" — loves to prove Himself the glorious God of the 
blessedly impossible. 

But how did it actually work out in our school? Here 
it is. Some of our best students — some 150 of our 
graduates — have gone abroad under the best mission- 
ary societies. They are serving God in China, Africa, 
India. Iraq, Cuba, Haiti, Santo Domingo, South Ameri- 
ca, Alaska, Australia, Papua, and Central America. 
Eight members of our Board of Directors have children 
on the foreign field, and one of these has five children 
serving Christ in the regions beyond. Occasionally 
young people have been warned: "Don't go to Three 
Hills or they will make a missionary out of you." We 
cannot supply the demand for trained missionaries. 
And note; visiting speakers have gone everywhere in 
this country recommending Prairie Bible Institute to 
the young people who enquire of them about mission- 
ary training. The result? We have had a continuous 
building program to provide adequate quarters for stu- 
dents. The student body now numbers 500 — and the 
end is not yet. 


A school of this kind — especially a school of such 
rapid growth — is nearly always in financial straits. 
However, we have sought by divine help to keep the 
missionary program uppermost. Each school year closes 
with a missionary conference. At this conference we 
take a missionary pledge offering for foreign missions. 
This is the one and only offering we take during the 
year. As these funds come in during the next 12 months 
they are distributed, as designated by the donors, 
among more than a score of reliable missionary so- 

During our earlier years it was a test of faith to 
take up such an offering iust before we begin our an- 
nual building program. Of course anyone can see that 
if our friends are "bled dry" for missions they cannot 
help us to build. The test once again centers around 
the principle of "give" or "get". Christian progress 
always centers around some new application of the 
cross. Our life, whether personal or institutional, must 
be cast again and again mto the mould of the cross. 
It is in these very practical tests that we are to be made 
conformable to his death. The grain of wheat must 
again be buried if it would multiply. We must again, 
and yet again, sign our own death sentence. And it 
is on the dotted line of some very ordinary and prac- 
tical matter, such as the takmg up of the inissionary 
offering just before our own building program begins, 
that we die. "Get" must be eliminated if we would 
grow. Selfish attachments and self-centeredness must 
be sloughed off through new and voluntary participa- 
tions in "Calvary's awful depths of self denial". 

Yes. we build each year — build without debt — build 
simple frame buildings — build only the necessary build- 
ings — build to "serve", as king David, "our own genera- 
tion by the will of God". 

Once again God is finding it necessary to do some- 
thing "new" — something different. He alone knows 
how great is the need that those who are trammelled 
by a traditional and commercialized Christianity be 
stunned and startled and "provoked to love and good 
works", by His choice of the "things which are not to 
bring to nought the things which are, that no flesh 
should glory in His presence." On the one hand we 
dare not "let our boasting carry us beyond measure, 
but will confine it within that measure given us by 
God". On the other hand, "He that boasteth, let him 



The three great questions: Are 
these few that be saved? — Lk. 13: 
23. Who then can be saved? — Lk. 
18:16. What must I do to be 
saved? — Acts 16:30. 


boast in the Lord". To His eternal praise let it be said 
that in this work God has broken away from the fixed 
and the sterotyped, the shackled and the commercial- 
ized, in order to crucify the cold, conventional, and 
"calculating manhood of a prudentially wise and over- 
grown Christianity". He has done a "new thing", 
putting "new wine" into "new skins", putting a "new 
song" into our hearts, even praise to our God, filling 
our eyes with wonder and "our mouths with laughter". 


"I am saved, but is self buried? 

Is my one, my only aim. 
Just to honor Christ, my Savior, 

Just to glorify His Name? 

I am saved, but is my home life 
What the Lord would have it be? 

Is it seen in every action, 
Jesus has control of me? 

I am saved, but am I doing. 
Everything that I can do. 

That the dying souls around me. 
May be brought to Jesus, too? 

I am saved, but could I gladly. 
Lord, leave all and follow Thee? 

If Thou callest can I answer, 
Here am I, seiid me, send me?" 

— Author unknown. 




Brumbaugh, G. C, Hill City, Kan. (Portis) $15.00 


Crawford, Mrs. C. C, Wodsworth, Ohio (Rittmon) 5.00 


Prentiss, Mrs. J. E., San Diego, Calif. I Long Beach 1st) . . . 5.00 


Clayhole, Ky., Christian Endeavor, per Gladys 

Russell, Treas $ 5.00 

Larson, Mrs. Frank, Ripon, Calif. (Modesto) ... 10.00 15.00 


Glendale, Calif., 1st Brethren Church 12.85 

Total Receipts for Nov. 1941 $52.85 

Louis S. Bauman, Sec'y-Treas. 
Geraldine F. Judd, Bookkeeper. 



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An old man greets us at the road, and his hand is 
badly infected and swollen. I told him to soak it in 
hot water; then if he would come over, I would dress 
it for him. He came to have me dress his hand. He 
is so grateful; he gives me an 
egg. Road very steep and rocky. 
Arrive at nine hills. Robert 
greets us. Chief and people at 
Pavna. Village is small. Bought 
a chicken for two francs. Boiled 
the chicken with rice and 
onions. Take pictures of drums. 
Robert has made a chair in 
front of his house. He used four 
forked sticks (small ones). 
These sticks were held together 
with bark rope. 

Around the fire last night the 
men wanted names of animals. 
Miss Byron I gave them monmon (lion), 

oworro (leopard), and another 
hippo (mirna). One man's name is Gun (tin gali). He 
was stronger than all of them to me. They gave the 
name Elephant to me, not because I was so big nor 
because I had a trunk — the reason was of the "gouli 

"Mo chi fal ball da mo na ditil ya." (If you follow 
an elephant you will not sleep cold). 

About a dozen youngsters know lessons well. They 
say them very fast. I had a hard time getting food 
for bovs. They only brought two pots at first, but 
later they brought four. Very cold weather; I sleep 
cold. Jacques makes an egg sandwich for next morn- 
ing. Leave at 6 a. m. for Kore. 

The road is good except for a few places. Luc and 
Koui come to name me at Tel. 

Arrive at Kore, 10:20. Nice compound — two houses, 
rest house, kitchen, chapel, and bath house. There is 
also an outhouse. Nearly eaten with ants. About 25 
boys come to classes. The Gideons seem very earnest. 
Capita "Yama", a friendly old fellow, came to greet 
me. He sends eggs and soup. Capita "Wal" came in 
drunk during the lesson. Yere comes late to greet me. 
Have suDper of fried egss, potatoes, and pie pie. Sic 
around the camp fire. The children have prayers. We 
retire and it is very cold. Sunday service — Gideon 
leads. I give a little message. The chapel is very 
crowded. Hen and little chicks fly from one mat across 
the chaoel. The chicks are not able to make it. but 
all finally get outside. Take a walk to Yama's village 
to see zellaphone (xvlophone. Ed.) — made of gourds 
and sticks. An old man plays very well. Return to 
chapel. Will leave after diner. Ants tried to eat my 
bed bag but were discovered. 

Had lunch. More fried eges and beans. Left at 2:00 
n m. Arrived at Kaon at 4:00 p. m. No bridge at river. 
Had to be carried across. Heavy rains haii washed 
the bridge out. 

Left Barrai at 4:00 p.m. Five men. Bey at 6:00 p. m. 
Corne meets at top of hill — double house. Service with 
58, They know lessons well. Morning service — there 
were 75. So much wind, I didn't sleep well. Three 
mothers accept the gospel. Jude encourages children 
to bring mothers; then he exhorts the mothers to raise 
their children properly. Yangora is grouchy and is 
talking with soldier men cutting meat dogs — licking 
axes when they lay them down. Yangora sends food. 

Leave Bey at 9:00 a.m. Young dandies come with 
their hoops and park them in front of the chapel. Ar- 
rive at Kokoul at 11:00 a.m. Yandona at Parna — 
three wives bring food for men. Give them sale for 
four eggs. Eat at 11:40 a.m. Have eggs, tomatoes, 
potatoes, and pie pie. Rest in afternoon. Service at 
sunset — about 25 were there. Every one gone to carry 
cotton. Eat out-of-doors. Sit around camp fire. Du- 
penze tells folk lore. Retire, dog visits me twice — 
eating my eggs both times. 

Service at 6:30-33. Nangiai, who accepted gospel 
at Bassai dispensary, is still holdinp' true, also Dupenzi. 
Left at 7:00 for Tel Pass — two small villages. Albert 
teaching his class. Greet chief with pineapple. Sends 
eggs and visits (Wambelenzi) just returned from Bain- 
di selling cotton. Pain in his chest. Give him some 
medicine. Visit Albert. Compound — nice square mate 
house — two nice clean beds, one for visitors. Neat 
garden, belli (pineapples, guavas, mangos, bananas). 
Class in reading. St. John — first chapters. Has one 
read several verses; then explains in perfect order. 

Return to rest house. Supper near the camp-fire. 
The boys eat at the same time. They sleep comfortable. 
Bright idea of hot water bottle. Leave at 6:00 a.m. 
Reach Lia at 10:00 a.m. Three Catholic boys located 
here. Loads arrive % hours later. Dinner preparing 
potatoes, fried eggs, onions. Put beans to soak for 
supper. Gave woman who carried water some salt. 
Boys said not to give it to her till she brings enough. 
Wore sweater all the way. 

Had service at La Pere. All that assembled K. C. 
got the rest returned to rest house. Sat outside and 
sang. Went to bed, G. M. came. Had breakfast of 
fried eggs, bread, and postum. Left at 6:30. Arrived 
at B., 11:50. Meet natives going with cotton and re- 
turning foot sore, limping, and half starved. It is a 

Warmer last night. Rations low. Cheese breaded, 
and postum. Can't buy eggs. Left Yachimailis for 
Haon after service boys have navy mush at Sampson's 
place. Take picture of loads. Reach Haon at 8:30. 
Meeting women and young girls carrying cotton. They 
carried their babies, too — carried babies for 20 or more 
miles on their hips and a load of cotton on the head. 
Surely is slavery. Boys buy flour for salt. Never lack 
something to put it in — just take a leaf and pin it with 
stem. People all in the cotton. No glue on paper for 
film. Have Timothy tap a rubber tree. Need not lack 
for anything. 

Went over new piece of road wide enough for two 
cars to pass easily — crushed stone covered with clay. 
Temporary villages. Boys have a feed at Yangora's. 
I want my china. Sampson and Thomas, Francois, 
and Victor greet us along the way. Cotton place in 
place of building grocers — a sea of baskets of cotton 
or a snow bank. Making bricks near stream on our 
side. Housa and Barneo's set at business. Visited 
their booths — only a few beads, twine cloths, etc.; 
nothing interesting. Killed a beef so will have roast 
beef instead of eggs tonight. 

Went to bed early. Some played a musical instru- 
ment all night. Went with Peronne. He is like a 
hunter advertising his wares: Oui Gui Belabai our ya 
belabai da chi workala mo gui, Thomas handi, mo pele 
kalo tou, mo gui, Elizabeth handi no gin — Little shed 
between two villages. Makes a seat out of gas can. 
Used for a drum. Not solid — puts a log inside. Starts 


JANUARY 3, 1942 

"Meeting women and young girls carrying cotton. They carried 
their babies too — carried babies for 20 or more miles on their 
hips and a load of cotton on their heads! Surely is slavery!" 


(Cotinued from Page 12 

in to sing — all sing heartily. Prays. Then tells story 
of creation. Prays and sings. 

Teacher wants to convert lessons. Discovers he has 
not those bai ti ya he — knows them by heart. Starts 
in and goes through several. They respond in charac 
teristic. Tali House is full. Says a few words. Lines 
them up outside and counts 83. Returning — met some 
who missed. Asked why. Sees the mother come, and 
asks where children are. Comes to a hut where wo- 
man is sick. Calls to her and inquires how she is. We 
go over to hut and find she has rheumatism. Pray 
with her. Push boys come to meet me. Have good sup- 
per. Roast beef gravy, sweet potatoes, beans, bread 
postum. Service at B. about 50 or 60. Very few Catho- 
lics. Have a crowd across the road. Jean has service 
at Yachimaili's temp village (sells cotton here) — 

Take walk. Children crowd around. Play instru- 
ment all night. Leave in afternoon for Yachimaili's. 
Doufinzi has traded his coat for a pup. Give the pup 
the name of Veston and Doupeniz pantalon he is tall. 
The other morning the people going to cotton. All 
carrying grass or wood as it is so cold. Intend to burn 
it. Good meeting. Sampson in earnest. 

The end. 


A man was hunting in a forest when a storm came 
up. Looking about for shelter from the rain he found 
and crawled into a hollow log which fitted quite 
snugly. The rain soaked through the wood. The log 
began to contract. When the storm was over the 
hunter was unable to get out. The log held tight 
and finally the exhausted man gave up, knowing that 
he would starve to death. His life flashed before him. 
Suddenly he remembered that he had not attended 
the Brethren Bible School as often as he should have 
done. This made him feel so small that he was able 
to crawl out of the log without difficulty — Southgate, 
Calif., Bulletin. 

CcLttvii Mail B<nc 

From Mrs. Hill Maconaghy, Argentina: 

Mrs. Hill (Dorothy) Maconaghy writes of their first 
contacts after their arrival at their new location — La 
Carlota — in the Argentine. She says: 

"Since Hill wrote you a few days ago about our 
coming here, I won't say anything about that, ex- 
cept that we are happy, believing that the Lord 
has called us to this town. We expect to complete 
very shortly our visiting from house to house with 
tracts, so that every family will have received a 
gospel tract and a personal invitation to come to 
the meetings. 

"This morning a rich, influential widow, who is 
very Catholic, informed us that we should not be 
allowed to go about with our propaganda because 
the people in this town are Catholics. She said 
she was very sorry that a young couple like us 
should be involved in this sort of thmg, and that 
perhaps we would find some Communists in the 
town who would be interested in what we had to 
say, but no one else. She was especially opijosed to 
us because we don't worship Mary. But we talked 
with her a little in a friendly way, and will pray 
that the Lord will open her eyes. 

"The other day we found a family of believers, 
from Italy, who have been here only about five 
years. They are the first believers we have come 
across, although there is quite a group of those 
who know a little of the gospel and have evinced 
decided interest. Please pray that the Lord will 
give us the wisdom, tact, patience, and everything 
we need in this work. We certainly realize that in 
ourselves we can do nothing." 

From Mrs. Ricardo Wagner, Argentina 

Just as we are sending the copy for this issue of our 
magazine to the press, a letter arrives from Mrs. Laura 
Wagner of Almafuerte, Argentina. Speaking of the 
work on their circuit, she says; 

"For the most part, it is a story of struggles and 
disappointments. However, there are also notes of 
victory and joy as well. 

"In Elena our hearts were much saddened when 
Don Juan Olmos left us for his heavenly home. . . . 

"In Berrotaran we have had some difficulty on 
account of spiritual weakness of some of the mem- 
bers. Some have slipped into sins that have had 
to be dealt with. Nevertheless, the attendance keeps 
up fairly well, and we are praying that the Lord 
will strengthen these weak ones and give them 
victory over sin in their lives. 

"Here in Almafuerte we have had a very trying 
experience with one family of believers, but it has 
in no way affected attendance and interest. In 
fact, I believe I can truthfully say that the spirit 
is better here than it has been for some time. 
On the 9th we had baptisms and the communion 
service here. There were three baptized; two from 



Corralito, and a man from Berrotaran. We hoped 
that there might be at least two more." 
Thus sunshine and shadows chase each other in Ar- 
gentina. The two to whom our sister refers were hin- 
dered by providential circumstances and expect to be 
baptized later. Sister Wagner says that they are now 
"hard at work on the material for the Vacation Bible 

FROM Miss Mary Emmert, At Sea: 

"Without knowing whether it were friend or foe, " 

a letter from Miss Emmert tells of a boat which fol- 
lowed them on the Atlantic one night "in the dark", 
on their recent trip back to Africa. She tells us that 
while some of the passengers stayed up all night 
"afraid to undress and go to sleep," that our mission- 
aries "went to bed to sleep without knowing whether 
it were friend or foe." These missionaries are won- 
derful! However, knowing absolutely that our Heaven- 
ly Father is still on His throne and is watching over 
His own, why should we not go "to bed and sleep" no 
matter what forces of hell may be prowling 'round 
about us seeking our destruction? Thank God for a 
faith that sends us "to bed and to sleep" without any 
fear whatever, even though it be to the last "bed" 
and to the last "sleep" that the saints of God shall 
ever know. 

We quote from Miss Emmert's letter, written as they 
were nearing Freetown on Oct. 17, 1941: 

"It took us about 16 days to cover the 3,579 miles to 
Bathurst, but they say we must not expect to arrive 
at Matadi under five weeks. We are very heavily laden 
with freight. Even all the deck space is full of great 
cases, most of which are marked 'Ford'. There is also 
an airplane crated, and a yacht for Liberia. It took us 
several days to unload at Bathurst, but it was rather 
disgusting to see such large quantities of ale and so 
Jittie flour unloaded. 

"We had some rather anxious moments the last two 
days out. A boat was sighted coming rapidly toward 
us on the starboard side. A signal light was flashing 
dots and dashes. It seemed like a very long conversa- 
tion to the passengers lined up along the rail. The 
boat came within perhaps an eighth of a mile of us, all 
the time signaling^ sometimes with the light and some- 
times with flags. We were quite pleased to see her 
finally slacken her pace and drop behind us. All we 
learned was that it was a patrol boat and that her 
parting message was: 'Goodbye. Cheerio!' 

"That same evening another boat followed us for 
a while in the darkness, and we went to bed and to 
sleep without knowing whether it were friend or foe, 
rfter having committed it into the Lord's hands. Some 
of the passengers stay up all night, seemingly afraid 
to undress and go to sleep. How wonderful it is to know 
that we are in the hands of a loving Father, Who is 
watching over His own. 

"Another evening an airplane circled around us 
twice, speaking likewise with dots and dashes sent by 
a signal light. How glad we are that they are friends 
instead of foes." 

From Mrs. Floyd Taber, Africa: 

It isn't often that the editor receives a personal letter 
from Mrs. Floyd Taber. She is a very busy woman. 
Usually her husband does the writing. However, we 
have just received a letter from her, dated Sept. 21, 
1941. We wish we might quote the entire letter; but 
we will give our readers a part of it, for we know that 
many of them will be glad for a word from Sister 

"I suppose this will be somewhat of a shock when 
you see the signature at the end of this letter. This 
sort of inspiration doesn't come to me frequently. . . . 

I want to tell you how much we do appreciate all 

your efforts to keep us supplied with funds during 
these very uncertain days. We have suffered the lack 
of no good thing which was possible to get. At times 
certain things would run out at Bangui, but we always 
managed with our own gardens and native products 
to keep going. Now with America sending supplies 
there is all any one needs. Of course it is more ex- 
pensive than formerly, but the francs to the dollar 
have also increased. 

Also we do appreciate the little greetings sent from 
time to time. We know they are always sent forth 
in Christian love and with a prayer, and it warms 
oui hearts to know our friends are behind us in prayer. 
For oh! we do need them so. 

Our work here goes on much the same day after 
day, and we never run out of things to do. Rather, 
at the end of every day, many things are left undone. 
One day brings joy and hope and the next brings sad- 
ness to our hearts. 

One thing which nearly took the starch out of me 
was when my most reliable boy, a quiet steady faith- 
ful plodder, took a second wife. With my heavy sched- 
ule of teaching French school and my own children 
and the women's classes, and the head French monitor 
just having informed me he wanted to leave so he 
could earn more money elsewhere, it was just a knock 
out blow. . . . 

I do wish sometimes I could exchange places with 
the folks who get the idea that a missionary woman 
has nothing to do and no cares to wear her out. Boys 
for this and boys for that, yes and troubles and pala- 
vers galore along with them! I wouldn't even ask for 
an electrically equipped kitchen in exchange if I 
could do my own work. I'd be perfectly satisfied with 
my "two-by-four" of Paris days with a coal range and 
a gas plate. Last year I had to dismiss a boy for de- 
liberate adultery which had been going on for months 
before we knew. 

Really though, all in all we have so much for which 
to praise the Lord. This colony has been very quiet 
most of the time, and we have had the liberty to carry 
on our work without any interruntions such as many 
others have had to endure for Christ's sake. . . . 

Floyd is having a blessed time itinerating. Has been 
gone three weeks and will probably be gone two more. 
Had it been the dry season I should like to have gone 
along, but with a family in the rains and crowded huts 
it didn't seem best. 

Well, good night, and God bless you all. 

let' I AU Stani "lUe. 
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JANUARY 3, 1942 

liekifixlt tke Bo^41J^ 9it tUe Srun^oft^an ^an^ 

By REV. G. P. RAUD, Editor of "Europe's Millions" 
(Reprinted here by permission) 

In London, trenches in the parks and gas masks in 
everybody's iiand; in Rome, soldiers everywhere; in 
Berlin, vigorous, confident airmen in great numbers: 
these indfcations of the coming titanic struggle I saw 
just before the outbreak of the war. . . . 

Now the war is raging. In a short time it has brought 
about what some statesmen had thought highly improb- 
able. How can the course of the war be explained.'' For 
the answer we need to look behind the scenes and dis- 
cover what the forces of evil are striving for. Their 
efforts will furnish us with the explanation of the 
conflagration in Europe. 

The war in Europe is different from wars of the 
past. Other wars did not threaten the world-wide 
work of tha Lord. The present war involves countries 
which are Protestant or which, like non-Protestant 
France and Belgium, allow liberty for evangelization, 
and therefore reveals itself as a conflict between God 
and Satan. Satan has let loose his fury against Pro- 
testant countries, against nations that have furnished 
the printed Word of God to many parts of the world 
and have sent missionaries everywhere; he fights 
against the evangelization of non-Protestant countries. 

Since the time of the apostles, Satan has done his 
utmost to prevent the spread of the gospel. In the 
early days of the church the blood of the witnesses of 
Christ reddened the Coliseum sand in Rome. Later 
he tried to dispel gospel light by the darkness of the 
Middle Ages, while the Roman Catholic Church and 
the Eastern Orthodox Church waxed in corruption and 
persecuted evangelical believers as heretics. 

But the Word of God lives and cannot be destroyed. 
God raised up His mighty men — Hus, Wycliffe, Luther, 
Calvin, Knox, and others — whose testimony challenged 
the universal claims of Romanism and declared to men 
once more the truths of the Word of God. At the cost 
of imprisonment, exile, and martyrdom, the servants 
of God, through the power of the Spirit, brought light 
to Western Europe. . . . 


God's missionary order seems to be to give the gospel 
to the white nations and then to use the white nations 
to send it to the rest of the world. In the centuries 
following the Reformation, when great numbers among 
the white nations had heard the gospel and millions 
had been born again, white missionaries began to take 
the Word of God to the uttermost parts of the earth. 

In Europe and America Christians formed missionary 
societies for the black, yellow, and brown races, and for 
the Jews. England and Germany led in pioneer mis- 
sions. Through the British and Foreign Bible Society, 
the American Bible Society, the Bible Society of Scot- 
land, the German Bible Societies, and others, Scrip- 
tures in a thousand languages, have reached men 
everywhere. The British and Foreign Bible Society has 
printed more Bibles for the nations of the world than 
any other society; in 1939 it shipped abroad 541 tons 
of Scriptures. From Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, 
Norway, Finland, Switzerland, Holland, and Denmark, 
as well as from the United States, and Canada, thous- 
ands of missionaries have taken the gospel to the 
world's mission fields, and many millions of dollars 
have assisted their work. Millions in heathen lands 
have found Christ. Praise God for His grace to men! 


Now as the age of grace approaches its close, Satan 
has summoned all his wisdom and might, and has 
called for tne co-operation of his mighty princes (Eph. 
6:1^) to withstand the work of God and thus prevent 
the coming of Christ and his own doom (Rev. 20:10). 
He realizes that his time is short; his anger and ef- 
lorcs, consequently, are mtensined to resist tne purpose 
of God, which is the completion of the church of 
Christ, the body of Christ. Instead of allowing the 
gospel to go to all men to bring about the completion 
of the church, he aims to stop world evangelization and 
to mold tne nations into his dupes whicn will receive 
tne Anticlirist, his own king for the world. 

First, Satan laid his hand upon Germany, the land 
of Luther and the Reformation, a country having 
godly men and women, from which many missionaries 
and much missionary money went out continually. A 
new order was estaoiished. Nationalism became the re- 
ligion in which man worshipped man and for which 
men were to die gladly. Gradually it hindered the 
work of God within the country and paralyzed the 
German mission work outside the country. . . . 

Obtaining success in Germany, Satan thought to 
attempt as much in other countries. The gospel of 
Christ is still in Germany and the countries under its 
control; but money for missions cannot be sent from 
Norway, Denmark, and Holland; activities on their 
mission fields are crippled. Much missionary work is 
affected, because Christians in these countries were 
generous suporters of missions and gave their sons and 
daughters to many fields. 


Great Britain has long been a stronghold of Pro- 
testantism and the land which provided many men 
and much money for missions in all parts of the world. 
Millions of precious souls with yellow, brown, or black 
skins have been born again through the prayers, the 
gifts, and the young men and women from the Brit- 
ish Isles. How Satan would delight to destroy that 
source of far-flung evangelization. 

To-day we see his fury against Great Britain. He 
seeks to paralyze or destroy the country. . . . 

Billions of pounds, taken partly from the Lord's peo- 
ple, are spent for ammunition; and promising Chris- 
tian young men are conscripted for active service. It 
must be done to win the war, but nevertheless Britain 
is being impoverished for the Lord's work both in 
wealth and young men. British missionary societies 
have already appealed to Americans for aid in their 
work. If Satan destroys that country or brings it 
under foreign totalitarian control, what will become 
of the Lord's work there and in thousands of mission 
stations? Should Britain lose Palestine, what will be- 
come of the Jews in Palestine? Much missionary work 
in Africa and Asia will end if Britain and France lose 
authority over their colonial possessions. The mis- 
sionaries there v/ill be ousted just as in Abyssinia when 
a totalitarian government took it. Likewise, if Hol- 
land and Belgium remain under German control, mis- 
sions in their colonies will disappear. Few Christians 
in America have considered these possibilities. 


The extinction of missionary work on many large 
fields, including the vast unevangelized field in Europe, 
is a chief aim of Satan in this war. . . . Since the dark 
Middle Ages the devil has never attempted so power- 
ful an attack upon the church of Christ. It may be 





Marybeth and Janellen were two little girls nine and 
eleven. They lived in a lovely old house on the out- 
skirts of a small town. It wasn't such a fine house, 
but it was a Christian home, roomy and comfortable, 
and the girls shared a big room that was the whole 
of the second story. It was furnished with fine old 
furniture that had belonged to their great grand- 
mother. Their mother had added a modern touch by 
bright print draperies, flounces on the bed, and dress- 
ing table. 

One day father came home with the news that he 
had to go on a business trip to a distant city. He 
wanted mother to go along. 

"Oh, can't we go to?" asked Marybeth. 

"I'm sorry, dear, but it's such short notice, I don't 
see how it can be arranged," he answered. 

Mother said, "Well, since we won't have time to 
take them to grandmother's or have her come here, 
how about staying with some of your girl friends. It 
won't be for long, only three days." 

"That will be fun," cried Marybeth, "Carol has been 
wanting me to stay with her ever since school is out." 
"Fine," exclaimed Janellen, "Freda said Sunday at 
church she wanted me to go with her to visit her 

So the next day each girl was duly delivered to her 
chum's home after arrangements had been made with 

Three days later they returned home. Father was 
happy over a successful business trip, and mother 


(Continued from Page 15) 

one of the last great attacks which he launches, be- 
cause he sees that the coming of Christ is near. . . . 


Some people are saying that what has happened in 
Europe could never happen in America; those who 
make such an assertion should remember the forces 
of evil are not passive but aggressive and powerful. 
America needs the prayers of all its Christians. If 
Satan could, after crippling Great Britain, paralyze 
God's work within America and the missionary en- 
terprises of American Christians, what would be left 
of foreign missionary work? Practically nothing. 
Satan will not overlook this the richest country in 
the world and the liberty here for the preaching of 
the gospel 

A joint appeal of a number of African missions re- 
cently appeared, asking prayer for the victory of the 
Allies because the Allied defeat would imperil Afri- 
can missions 

How we children of God now need to wrestle in 
prayer to overcome the spiritual hosts of wickedness 
against us (Eph. 6:12,13), in order that the purpose 
of God for this age may be accomplished in Europe 
and throughout the world. 

looked refreshed after her rest. But the girls! Well 
what had happened to them! 

Marybeth ran to her mother for a great big hug. 

"Oh, mumsie, it's so good to be back home again. 
Everything looks so grand." She ran her fingers over 
the keys of the piano. Then she ran out into the 
kitchen. "Oh, it's all so clean and shiny. And our 
dishes are so pretty. May I have a piece of bread and 
jam this minute?" 

"Well what in the world has come over you?" asked 
mother with a slightly dazed air. 

"I think she's crazy," said Janellen with a frown. "I 
think our house is a dump. Look at the worn old 
rugs in the living room. The piano is a wreck. And 
as for the kitchen, well I know its clean, but the 
woodwork is so shabby and the plumbing just too, 
too out of date." 

Poor mother looked at her two daughters in amaze- 
ment. Something had certainly happened. Then 
father began to laugh. 

"I think I get it, my dear. Just where did you 
visit?" he asked Marybeth. 

"Well you see Carol's family are so poor; they all 
live in four teeny little rooms. Carol's sister and 
Carol and I all slept in such an old bumpy bed. And 
they don't have any rug on the floor. They have to 
carry all their water from the neighbor's pump. They 
don't have any piano at all, Janey, and their kitchen 
— well it's terrible: just an old iron cook stove, some 
shelves for cupboards, and a wobbly table and chairs. 
Why, we live in a mansion." 

"Yes, but mother," and Janellen looked quite in- 
jured, "you see^ Freda took me to visit her aunt, and 
they live in the most marvelous house: big rooms, 
lovely deep carpets, and the most exquisite grand piano. 
They have a cook, a maid and a chauffeur. You should 
see the room where we slept: a dream all in rose and 
blue, with beautiful twin beds and a full length mirror 
set in the wall." 

Mother and father exchanged very understanding 
smiles. "Quite a study in contrasts, isn't it?" mother 
said, and then turned to the girls and said, "my dear 
daughters, don't you see it all depends on you and 
not on your surroundings? It's the home that counts 
and not the house. Is Carol happy in her home, Mary- 

"Why yes, I think she is. They all seem to love each 
other very much." 

"And are Freda's relatives happy?" she turned to 

"Well to tell the truth, I don't know. I suppose so, 
but they weren't home very much. I don't see how 
they could leave such a lovely place." 

Then she looked at father and saw the funny crinkly 
simle he had, and had to laugh herself. 

"It is funny isn't it?" and then she put her arm 
around mother. "I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings or 
the old house's either. I do like it." 

Mother kissed her gently. "You see, my dears, the 
Scripture says, "Godliness with contentment is great 
gain." I am sure that everyone can be happy if he 
has Christ in his heart, no matter where he lives." 


Blaine Snyder 


Vol. 4 - No. 2 


JANUARY 10, 1942 



With the involvment of our own country in the con- 
flict which has now engulfed practically the whole 
world, the responsibility of the Christian minister be- 
comes a very solemn matter. It is a time for sober and 
thoughtful leadership, and such leadership will be ex- 
ercised only by those who keep close to the written 
Word of God. Only thus shall we be guarded from 
aberrations in judgment and unwise extremes. Mere 
good intentions will not keep us infallibly in the path 
of truth and wisdom. The Word of God contains 
"meat" for just such a "season" as this, and those who 
are wise will know where to find it. 

Winona Lake, Ind. 


First, this is a season when we should preach the 
sovereignty of God. All discussions of the present 
catastrophe should begin and end with this truth. Un- 
der the influence of modern religious thought, God's 
sovereignty has been obscured, treated with contempt- 
uous silence, and even openly denied. Humanistic 
tendencies have striven to make man the measure of 
all things. Small minded men have attached such vast 
importance to their own freedom of action that they 
were wiUing, in the interest of their own narrow logic, 
to scuttle the doctrine of divine sovereignty altogether 
rather than admit that the final word in human af- 
fairs belongs to God, not man. The result, today, is 
distressing. The grand truth of God's sovereign will 
and action, that anchor of the souls of men in ages 
past, is no longer seen clearly. It has been the singu- 
lar good fortune of our group of churches (provi- 
dentially, I feel), to have seen this forgotten truth 
more clearly than ever in the past few years. It has 
been one of the truths which have cemented us to- 
gether mdivisibly in Christian fellowship. Since we 
know this truth, let us see that we preach it in the 
present hour. Nothing can possibly clear away the 
confusion of thought so well. To know that the Most 
High worketh all things after the counsel of His own 
perfect and sovereign will, may not solve all the mys- 
teries of human existence, but it will enable you to 
face the mystery strong and unafraid. 


In the second place, since we believe that God has 
revealed prophetically the main outline of the ages, we 
should with humility search the prophetic Word and 
interpret present events in the infallible light of this 
Word. Here again it is necessary to point out, with a 
sense of humiliation, that leaders professing- them- 
selves to be Christian have approached the prophecies 
of the Bible with hearts of unbelief, denying the possi- 
bility of any genuine prediction of future events. Even 
among those who call themselves "Brethren," there 
are some who openly discourage the study of divine 
prophecy and who scoff at those who search the pro- 
phets to find the Word of God for the present hour. 
Unable themselves to read the urogram of God in the 
prophetic Word, they would forbid others to make the 
attempt. Because some interpreters in the past have 

Editorials by 
President Alva J. McLain 

made mistakes in matters of prophetic detail, they 
argue that further attempts are useless. Thus their 
people are left in the dark utterly without the "sure 
word of prophecy" which was intended by the Holy 
Spirit to serve as a "light that shineth in a dark place" 
(2 Pet. 1:19). Here again our pastors and churches 
have been greatly favored of God in that all of them, 
so far as my knowledge goes, believe not only in the 
reality of the prophetic Word but also in the possi- 
bility of its true interpretation. The same is true of 
every missionary that we support. "Very humbly, there- 
fore, we should study anew the writings of the pro- 
phets and without fear teach what we find there. The 
fact that serious students of prophecy have made 
some mistakes of interpretations need not discourage 
us. We have been right at least on the main points 
of the divine program of the future, and this is cer- 
tainly more than the unbelievers can say for them- 
selves. Consider, for example, the wild predictions 
they made of a saloonless nation, a warless world — all 
within our memory and generation — and all monu- 
mental blunders. We at least knew, and warned the 
dreamers more than once, that there would be no 
permanent and universal peace until th° coming of the 
Lord. We still believe, therefore, that the prophets of 
Scripture are safer guides to follow than the prog- 
nostications of those who scoff at prophecy. There 
are some, of course, who admit the reality of divine 
prophecy, but who say we must not expect exactness 
as to details regarding future events. To such we 
reply that we have found fulfilled prophecy to be ex- 
act as to detail. For example, Christ was to be born in 
Bethlehem, not in Nazareth where His mother lived. 
And although He died a violent death, not one of His 
bones was broken. We believe, therefore, that divine 
prophecy will continue, as in the past, to be infinitely 
exact as to detail. Hence, no scoffing of the scoffers 
should be permitted to hinder us in the present study 


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betore people are interested in the future, hungry to 
know its secrets. 


Finally, a word of caution. While we should not be 
afraid to discuss the bearing of the Word of God on 
present events, let us be careful to give the Word first 
place.__ Some pulpits may become, unfortunately, as in 
the last world war, mere sounding boards for the re- 
hashing of the daily news. We should beware of that 
error. The souls of men must be fed, and there is no 
Bread for the soul outside the Word of God. Battles, 
the movement of events, the rise and fall of empires, 
are important; but it is vastly more miportant to know 
what the Word declares about such things. Therefore, 
those of us who still believe in this Word should be 
careful to give it the first place in our pulpits. The 
human heart may at least grow weary with hearing 
about men and things, but it never grows weary with 
the refreshing springs of divine revelation. In a cer- 
tain very worldly and modern city church, Hitler and 
his doings had been discussed from the pulpit ad 
nauseam. Sensing at last the congregational reaction, 
the minister suddenly realized that something had to 
be done. And so, to launch the change in policy, he 
advertised his next Sunday evening service with the 
following announcement, "Hitler will not be discussed!" 
In our current preaching we shall do well to avoid 
extremes. On the one hand, we shall not hesitate to 
mention Hitler if the need requires. But we shall see 
to it that the Word of God is our main subiect. 


Ivan Bloch, author of a notable work on the "Future 
of War," analyzes the history of our race from 1496 
B.C. down to 1861 A.D., a total period extending over 
3357 years, and finds that in this vast concourse of 
time there were 3130 years of war and only 327 years 
of peace. For every year of peace there were 13 years 
of war. 

The record is appalling, and earnest men have made 
serious attempts to discover the basic causes of war. 
A recent writer, commenting on this matter, asks the 
question, "What causes war?" Then he answers, 
"Kings, we once said. But now there are no kings. 
Munition makers, we said a few years ago, but now we 
know that was a silly answer. In reality we do not 

The wise men of this world may not know why man- 
kind spends most of its precious time in fighting, but 
the Christian knows why. Our Lord answered the 
question clearly and fully when He said, "For from 
within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, 
adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, 
wickedness, deceit, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, fool- 
ishness: all these evil things come from within" (Mark 
7:21-23). The reader will notice in this list of sins 
every evil impulse which leads to conflict. Not one 
is missing. And these things, our Lord declares, come 
from "within," not from without. Circumstance, train- 
ing, environment — these m.ay precipitate the battle. 
But the source of the evil is within the hearts of men. 
Hence the ultimatum of the Lord, "Ye must be born 
again." And those who are preaching the gospel which 
produces the new birth are doing the most important 
work in the world. If any service deserves the rating 
of "essential" in our troubled days, it is this. 

a hoary-headed half-truth. That is one of the rea- 
sons why political spell-binders, smooth talking relig- 
ionists, and dangerous dictators, win their way so eas- 
ily over great masses of people. With uncritical minds, 
they pick up the catch-words of the hour and often 
follow them to disaster. There is nothing more greatly 
needed today than a suspicion of all popular slogans. 
Very few of them will bear the lie-ht of critical analy- 

Even well meaning preachers sometimes fall vic- 
tuTis, especially those who like to keep something worth 
while on their church bulletin boards, and are in the 
habit of picking up ideas without careful thought. 
Recently on a church bulletin board I read the fol- 
lowing: "Piety Precedes Theology." And I could not 
helD wondering just how much careful thought the 
minister there had given to these words placed there 
presumably for the edification of the public. 

Just what do these words assert? The term "theol- 
ogy," as most people know, means knowledge about 
God. "Piety" refers to right living. The verb "pre- 
cedes" means to come before. Therefore, in saying 
that "Piety Precedes Theology," we can mean nothing 
else but that "right living comes before the knowledge 
of God." Is this true? Well, it may be said at once 
that any competent student of religion will recognize 
here the very heart of modernistic religion as defined 
by men like Dr. Fosdick. But even some of the fol- 
lowers of Fosdick are beginning to wonder whether 
it is true, if we may judge by their most recent writ- 

Judged by the Word of God, the slogan is absolutely 
false. In the Bible, theology always precedes piety. 
The knowledge of God not only precedes the good life, 
but produces" it. That is why in the book of Romans, 
which presents Christianity as a system of truth, the 
first 11 chapters are devoted to theological doctrine, 
while the discussion of the good life begins with chap. 
12. That is why in the book of Ephesians, the first 
three chapters deal with doctrine, the last three with 
duty. Those who do not see this order either have 
not read the Word of God with care, or else they do 
not regard seriously what it teaches. 

It is serious business to scatter poison around care- 
lessly in public places, even if we do not know it is 


It is both astonishing and disconcerting how easily 
the human mind can be fooled by a popular slogan or 


Sitting in a Chicago theater during the showing of 
a newsreel, a young man let out a belligerent "boo" 
when the face of the President of the United States 
appeared. The audience, in no mood for this sort of 
thing, fell upon the young man and pummeled him. 
He was then arrested, sentenced for disorderly conduct, 
and thrown into jail to serve out a $200 fine which 
he was unable to pay. 

In ordinary times it is possible that the young man's 
action might not have been regarded as anything 
more than the exercise of his democratic rights. But 
these are not ordinary times, as the young man quickly 
discovered. In any event, while we may not agree 
always with the policies and actions of our rulers, it 
is never wise to treat them with open disrespect. There 
has already been too much of that sort of thing in 
American life. For example, some of the things that 
have been said and written about the former "old men" 
of the Supreme Court were even more reprehensible 
than the "boo" of the young man in Chicago. It is 
not easy to build up respect for governmental powers. 
It is easy to destroy it. 

The Word of God demands that we show due respect 
to all rulers. Concerning this very thing, the Apostle 
Paul wrote, "Render therefore to all their dues: tri- 
bute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom, 
fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor" (Rom. 13:7). 



And he wrote this when Nero sat in the seat of the 
Caesars. "To speak evil of dignities" was in Peter's 
day one of the marks of an ungodly man (2 Pet. 2:10). 
Because "the powers that be" have been ordained of 
God, the Christian must treat them with respect. This 
does not mean, of course, that we may not criticize 
the conduct of the men who hold the powers. 

Attorneys representing the Chicago younff man who 
booed did not attempt to defend his conduct but 
argued that his unfortunate action took place while 
he was "suffering from too many drinks" and did 
not realize what he was doing. And the attorneys 
might have added still another plea, namely, that 
President Roosevelt was responsible more than any 
other living man for making available the "too many 
drinks" to the young men of this country. During 
the former world war, our country was fortunate in 
having a government which was quickly the incalcu- 
lable evil of alcoholic liquor in a critical time when men 
needed strong bodies and clear minds. It is quite gen- 
erally admitted that the incredible collapse of France 
was due in no small measure to the alcoholic excesses 
of its people and rulers. Even if men have a "right" 
to drink, as Mr. Roosevelt once convinced a majority 
of the voters, this is one "right" which sensible and 
prudent men might well put away at least for the 
duration of the war. But such a course has not been 
even suggested by our present government. 

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3326 S. Calhoun St., Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

Rev. Ashman 


Member of the Seminary Board of Trustees and Pastor of The 
First Brethren Church of Whittier, Calif. 

During the years of our ministry in The Brethren 
Church, we have seen a number of ministers enter 
the Brethren ministry. We have always been keenly 
interested in each one and 
have prayed for them. We 
have seen them come from 
^^jMS^^ Bible Institutes, from other 

Jgr ^^^W^k denominations, from Breth- 

tK \ ren homes. We have become 

W f firm in a few settled convic- 

" .^mti. At^ tions concerning our ministry. 

First, The Brethren Church 
is not just another "funda- 
mental church." The Breth- 
ren Church is "fundamental" 
as opposed to "liberal" or 
"modernistic," but it presents, 
expects, and demands more 
faith in and obedience to the 
Bible than those included in 
the current name "funda- 
mental." Therefore our min- 
isters ought to be trained in 
a distinctively Brethren seminary. They must have 
this "plus" ordinary "fundamentalism" to be genuinely 

Second, The Brethren Church has a unique form of 
church government. Generally it is identical with 
others as congregational. But there are certain dis- 
tmctive features about ours that gives it superior value. 
Every Brethren minister ought to be well informed 
and thoroughly trained in Brethren church govern- 
ment. This requires our own Brethren seminary. 

Third, The Brethren Church has a distinctive back- 
ground. This is what makes it so difficult for a min- 
ister of another denomination to take his place among 
us. He inevitably brings his former denominational 
background with him, and sometimes seeks to adjust 
the whole Brethren denomination to that instead of 
undergoing the revolution himself needed to fit into 
The Brethren background. To safeguard this heritage 
of the past demands our own Brethren seminary. 

Fourth, The Brethren Church requires an efficiently 
trained ministry. We are not an emotional church, 
therefore it requires more than sincerity and inspir- 
ation to be successful in our ministry. It requires 
the fullest and best of instruction. We are a doctrinal 
church, therefore our ministers must be thoroughly 
indoctrinated and be prepared to present and promote 
the great doctrines of our faith. We are an evangel- 
istic church, therefore our ministers must be thorough- 
ly prepared to go forth as soul-winners. We are a 
missionary church, therefore our ministers must be 
thoroughly acquainted with the missionary program 
and challenge of the the Word of God. All these re- 
quire a trained ministry which only our Brethren sem- 
inary can give. 

Finally There is nothing more vital to our present 
or future as a national fellowship of Brethren churches 
than our Brethren seminary. Every minister enter- 
ing our ministry ought to have the fullest degree of 
training in that seminary possible. Regardless of what 
they get elsewhere because of necessity, they ought to 
spend some time, as much as possible, all if possible 
in Grace Seminary The Brethren Church believes 
in Grace Seminary, and that's the reason she is sup- 
porting it so nobly and will continue to do so. 

JANUARY 10, 1942 

^Ue ^eacUif PcMiUel 


Lately I have been reading once more certain sec- 
tions in a book whicli I have learned to value very 
highly. Its title is "The Church and the Ministry in 
the Early Centuries," and the 

author is Dr. Thomas M. Lind- 
say, noted scholar and Princi- 
pal of the Glasgow College of 
the United Free Church of 
Scotland. The book contains 
the 18th Series of The Cunning- 
ham Lectures, the author's aim 
being "to portray the organized 
life of the Christian Society as 
that was lived in the thousands 
of little communities formed by 
^^ the proclamation of the gospel 

^^A ^H of our Lord during the first 

tll^nM..^t^M three centuries." 

For those acquainted with the 
Dr. McClain careful scholarship of Dr. Lind- 

say, it will hardly be necessary 
to say that the book is well 
worth reading, especially by those who value and de- 
sire to maintain the simplicity which characterized 
the organization of the early church. It is not my 
purpose m this brief article to attempt any review of 
the book. I only wish to quote a few paragraphs from 
the author's concluding chapter, and then offer a few 
comments. I had read these paragraphs some years 
ago without fully feeling the impact of their signifi- 
cance. But now, looking back over our recent exper- 
iences in the Brethren Church, and also observing the 
unmistakable and powerful trend represented by the 
Federal Council of Churches, the words of Dr. Lindsay 
suggest the repetition of history in a "deadly parallel." 
May I urge the Brethren to read and study with care 
the following paragraphs from his work; remembering 
that he writes of the church in the first three centuries. 

"The close of the third century is the limit of our 
period; it saw the last stage in the growth of the 
church before it became absorbed within the admin- 
istration of the Roman Empire. 

"But the use of the word church is very misleading. 
There was no one all-embracing institution, visible to 
the eye. which could be called the church of Christ. 
What did exist was thousands of churches, more or less 
independent, associated in groups according to the di- 
visions of the empire. The real bond of association 
was the willingness of the leaders of the individual 
Christian communities to consent to federation, for 
the terms of communion were never exactly settled. 
The federation was constantlv liable to be dissolved. 
When the party in Rome which favored a stricter deal- 
ing with the lapsed formed a second and rival congre- 
gation and placed Novatian at the head of it as bishop, 
he and not Cornelius was in communion with many 
of the Eastern bishops and their churches. It was 
onlv the magnanimity of Cvprian which prevented the 
breaking up of the federation on the question of the 
re-baptism of heretics. Hundreds of the associated 
churches broke away from the confederation in what 
was commonly called the Donatist schism. Church is 
therefore scarcely the word to use; associated churches 
is the really accurate phrase. 

"It should also be remembered that according to the 
view of Cvprian every bishop occupied a thoroughly 
independent position, and could accept or reject the 
conditions of federation and decline to be bound by 
the action of the associated churches. Examples of 
such bishops are to be found very late. But besides 

such sporadic cases, there were rival associations of 
churches outside what historians misleadingly call the 
Catholic Church of Christ. In some parts of the em- 
pire they were more numerous than the Catholics, 
and everywhere they were, to say the least of it, as 
sincere and as wholehearted Christians. Marcionites, 
Montanists, and many others, lived, worked and taught, 
following the precepts of Jesus in the way they under- 
stood them, and suffered for Christ in times of perse- 
cution as faithfully as those who called them heretics 
and schismatics. The state of matters was much like 
what exists in modern divided Christendom than many 
would have us believe. 

"It is very doubtful whether the great body of asso- 
ciated churches would of itself have been able to over- 
come these nonconformists of the early centuries and 
stand forward as the one Christian church, including 
all or all but a very few Christian communities. That 
this state of things did actually come to pass was due 
to the constraints and persecutions of the imperial 
government, which never tolerated these Christians, 
and whose persecution was almost continuous after the 
Council of Nicea till the dissolution of the empire. It 
was the State which first gave a thoroughly visible 
unity to the associated churches. The imperial unity 
was the forerunner of the Papal. The State sup- 
ported the associated churches by all the means in its 
power. It recognized the decisions of their councils 
and enforced them with civil pains and penalties; it 
also recognized the sentences of deposition and ex- 
communication passed on members of the clergy or 
laity belonging to any one of the associated churches 
and followed them with civil disabilities. It did its 
best to destroy all Christianity outside of the associated 
churches, and largely succeeded. The rigor of the State 
persecution directed against Christian nonconformists 
in the fourth and fifth centuries has not received the 
attention due to it. The State confiscated their 
churches and ecclesiastical property (sometimes their 
private property also' ; it prohibited under penalty of 
proscription and death their meeting for public wor- 
ship; it took from these nonconformist Christians tlie 
right to inherit or bequeath property by will; it ban- 
ished their clergy; finally, it made raids upon them by 
its soldiery and sometimes butchered whole commun- 
ities, as was the case with the Montanists in Phrygia 
and the Donatists in Africa. And this glaringly un- 
christian mode of creating and vindicating the visible 
unity of the Catholic Church of Christ was vigorously 
encouraged by the leaders of the associated churches 
who had the recognition and support of the State. 

"Safe within the fold of the State, they could speak 
of themselves as the one Catholic Church of Christ 
outside of which there was no salvation; they could 
apply to their own circle of churches all the metaphors 
and promises of Old Testament prophecy and all the 
sublime descriptions of the Epistle to the Ephesians, 
while their fellow-Christians who were outside State 
protection were being exterminated. Such strange 
methods do men think it right to use when they try 
in their haste to make clear to the coarser human 
vision the wondrous divine thought of the visible unity 
of the church of Christ." (pages 358-362). 

From the above remarkable summary of the condi- 
tions existing in the churches of the first three cen- 



turies, I wish to point out several things which to the 
intelligent observer of our times will need little com- 

1. Even as late as the latter part of the third cen- 
tury there was no visible one and only Catholic Church, 
such as is declared dogmatically by the Roman Church, 
and which is often carelessly assumed by Protestant 
writers. Visibly there were only churches and associa- 
tions of churches, a very striking similarity to modern 
Christendom and its divided condition. 

2. We also find back there the congregational princ- 
iple of independence very widespread. Churches en- 
tered or remained outside the various associations as 
they chose in large measure, in spite of the tendency 
toward central authority and away from primitive con- 
gregational freedom. 

3. We note that one federation of churches finally 
grew large and strong enough to get itself recognized 
by the Roman State. 

4. Once recognized by the State, this federation of 
church which centered at Rome, in the interest of an 
outward and visible unity of the church, began to 
bring pressure upon outside churches and other asso- 
ciations to bring them into the one federation. 

5. Finally, having come to regard the visible and 
organized unity of the church as essential to the wel- 
fare of Christianity, the central federation took the 
next logical step of invoking the power of the State 
against the churches which stood outside and declined 
to conform. 

The tendencies toward what is called the "Reunion 
of Christendom" are very powerful today. Protestant 
believers are acquainted with the activities of the 
Federal Council of Churches. On every hand there is 
a demand that some arrangement be consummated 
in the near future so that when the present war is 
ended, the "church" will be able to speak with one 
voice in the settlement of human affairs. And the 
Pope of Rome is already laying down the social and 
economic principles upon which the final peace shall 
be based. Recognizing the power of the Papal voice, 
President Roosevelt sent Myron C. Taylor as his per- 
sonal representative to the Papal court, ostensibly in 
the interest of world peace. In the 1941 Yearbook of 
American Churches, a prominent Catholic editor lists 
this appointment first among the important activi- 
ties of the Roman Church. And he noted the astonish- 
ing fact that "the executive committee of the Federal 
Council of Churches indorsed Mr. Taylor's appoint- 
ment." Coming closer home, the Brethren should 
recall that at its latest general conference the Church 
of the Brethren silenced the last futile protests within 
its membership by voting itself into the Federal Coun- 
cil. And the Ashland group of churches at their most 
recent general conference voted to revive the defunct 
report of the Committee of Ten which recommended 
eventual union of The Brethren Church with the 
Church of the Brethren. All these events may be widely 
separated in space and time, but they all point in one 
direction. And the pity is that to many sincere men 
it seems to be the right direction. 



ROYER, MOSES, at the grand old oge of 83 years, was "loosed- 
oway-upward" to be with Christ early last Thursday morning. He 
departed for the heavenly ascent from the home of his daughter, 
Mrs. Clifford S. Wall, of our city. 

Moses Royer accepted Christ as his Savior when 20 years of age, 
and united with the Brethren Church at Lanark, ill. Later, he 
moved to Falls City, Neb., and was elected to the deoconship in 
the church, an office he exercised with honor all his life. The pastor 
recalls Brother and Sister Royer when but a little child of four 
years. Moses Royer was an intimate and faithful friend of the 
pastor's father for many, many years in the Master's service. At 
the time of "the division" and the reorganization of The Brethren 
Church in 1883, Moses Royer took his stand with the socalled "Pro- 
gressive" wing of the church, and hence was really a charter mem- 
ber of the Brethren denomination. 

In the year 1920, Brother and Sister Royer and family came to 
Long Beach, and placed their letters in our congregation here. Mrs. 
Royer went to be with her Lord on Mar. 27, 1922. She, as her 
husband, was on our Board of Deacons. His son, Francis, together 
with his wife, was also later elected to our Board of Deacons. 
Francis and his wife now live in Morrill, Kan., and are loved and 
honored as active and faithful servants in the church. Between 
Sept. 1933 and Jon. 1939, Bro. Royer held his membership in the 
church at Morrill, Kan., living there for most of that time with his 
son. But when he returned to Long Beach, his letter came bock 
with him, as it should. 

The pastor wishes to testify that Moses Royer lived one of the 
most exemplary Christian lives he has ever known. He always did 
what he could in the service of his Lord and never complained, and 
was the lost person to find fault with his co-workers. He dearly 
loved his Lord "unto the end." Many others — those who knew him 
best — will testify that he possessed one of the sweetest dispositions 
they hove ever known. They will testify that he was never known 
to have lost his temper. The memory of his godly life will live in 
the hearts of those who are left behind. He will be missed — greatly 

The funeral service was conducted Nov. 10 by Dr. L S. Baumon. 
The earthly house he occupied returned to Mother Earth who loaned 
it for his earthly habitation, at the Sunnyside Cemetery, where so 
many of those loved and honored in the service of God at the First 
Brethren Church of Long Beach hove had their bodies laid to await 
the resurrection day. 

JANUARY 10, 1942 


President: Rev. Robert A. Ashman, 12 S. Clay St., Peru, Ind. 

Vice President: Mr. Glenn Miller, 1840 Rivera Rd,, Whittier, Calif. 

Executive Secretary: Rev. Leo Polman, 3326 S. Calhoun St., Ft 
Wayne, ind. 

Treasurer: Rev. Ernest F. Pine, 610 8th Ave., Juniata, Altoono, Pa 

News Editor: Rev. Norman Uphouse, 61 Cliff St., Dayton, 0. 

Lookout Dept. — Director: Miss Ruth McClain, 1051 W. 81 PI, 
Los Angeles, Calif. 

Assistant: Rev. Arthur Malles, Parish Court, Covington, 

Prayer Meeting Dept. — ■ Director: Mrs. Phillip J. Simmons, 807 
Ewing St., Fremont, 0. 

Assistant: Mr. Archie Parr, 165 Dearborn St., Berne, Ind. 
Missionary Dept. — Director: Rev. Kenneth Ashman, R. 1, Cone- 
maugh. Pa. 

Assistant: Mr. Roy Runyon, 1427 E. 59th St., Los 
Angeles, Calif. 
Social Dept. — Director: Miss Lena Marie Kortemeier, Mabtoti, 

Assistant: Miss Miriam Gilbert, 1539 25th St. S. L., 
Washington, D. C. 
Note: Send all offerings or pledge monies to treasurer, Ernest Pine. 
Send all reports and C. E. supplies orders to ex-secretary, 
Leo Polman. 

Send all news to news editor, Norman Uphouse. 
Ask or write to the various department heads or officers for 
answers to questions about your C. E. work. 

Qu^ CUnMiixm ^ndeauan. Pledcf^e 

MRS. PHILLIP J. SIMMONS, Director Prayer Meeting, Fremont, 0. 

... I promise Him that I will strive to do whatever He would 
like to have me do; that I will make it the rule of my life to 
pray and to read the Bible every day, and to support my own 
church in every way, especially by attending all her regular 
Sunloy and mid-week services, unless prevented by some reason 
which I can conscientiously give to my Savior, and that just so 
far as I know, throughout my whole life, I will endeavor to 
lead a Christian life. 

AS AN ACTIVE MEMBER ... I promise to be true to all my 
duties, to be present at and to take some part, aside from 
singing, in every Christian Endeavor prayer meeting, unless 
hindered by some reason which I con conscientiously give to my 
Lord and Master. If obliged to be absent from the monthly 
consecration meetings of the society, I will, if possible, send at 
least a verse of Scripture to be read in response to my name 
at the roll call." 


Years ago, a young Hebrew made a strange covenant 
with God. The setting and reason for this covenant is 
found in Gen. 28. We read that "Jacob vowed a vow, 
saying, 'If God will be with me, and will keep me in 
this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and 
raiment to put on, so that I come again to my father'.s 
house in peace; then shall the Lord be my God. And 
this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's 
house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely 
give the tenth unto thee'" (Gen. 28:20-22). 

Now this was good, but very Jacob-like. Any young 
person of the world would gladly make such a bargain 
or covenant. Such a covenant costs little, for it is a 
"give me, give me, Lord" bargain — no duty, no yield- 
ing, no sacrifice. 


Two people are necessary in making a covenant, of 
course. Let us look at the other One involved in 
Jacob's covenant. Who was He? None other than 
the God of all grace. Was He faithful to His promises? 
Yes, 20 vears after Jacob made this covenant at Bethel 
he testifies thusly: "With my staff I passed over this 

Jordan, and now I am become two bands" (Gen. 32: 
10). God truly fulfilled His promises. 

How different our Christian Endeavor covenant with 
our Lord begins. Notice, instead of the "if," our cove- 
nant indicates that we are "trusting in the Lord Jesus 
Christ for strength" to fulfill our part of the covenant. 
"Ye are not your own; ye are bought with a price: 
glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which 
are God's (I Cor. 6:19,20). Therefore "present your 
body a living sacrifice unto God" (Rom. 12:1). 

In what ways may a Christian Endeavor member 
demonstrate that he has done this? 

(1) By doing whatever He would have him do. 

(2) By praying and reading the Bible every day. 

(3) By supporting his church in every way, especial- 
ly by attending all regular Sunday and mid-week ser- 

(4) By consistently leading a Christian life. 

(5) By being true to all his duties. 

(6) By being present at and by taking some part, 
aside from singing, in every Christian Endeavor prayer 


Some make this covenant carelessly with the thought 
in mind that it is a covenant with the Christian En- 
deavor society. Others make this covenant without 
intending to keep each phase of it. Let us remember 
that this covenant is a covenant with our Lord: it 
reads: "I promise Him that. . . " Even as Jacob made 
his covenant with God, so do we. And has God 
changed? No, He is changeless. He is the God of all 
grace today even as He was in Jacob's time, almost 
4000 years ago. 

Let us, therefore, trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for 
strength that we may keep this Christian Endeavor 
covenant. He has told us, "My grace is sufficient for 
thee: my strength is made perfect in weakness" (II 
Cor. 12:9). "Let us therefore come boldly unto the 
throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find 
grace to help in time of need" (Heb. 4:16). 


Director Lookout Dept., National C.E., Los Angeles, Calif. 

We hear and read today so much about making wise 
investments. Surely we must reahze as never before 
the uncertainty and insecurity of temporal things, 
and with this realization should come the determina- 
tion to invest our money, time, and lives, in the Lord's 
service as good and faithful stewards. 

According to the teaching in the parable of the 
talents, found in Matt. 25, rewards are based upon 
one thing— faithful service given for God's glory. 

Our Christian Endeavor societies afford an oppor- 
tunity for participation in active service for our Lord 
and Savior, and should challenge us to give our best. 
"And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily as to the Lord, 
and not unto men" (Col. 3:23). 

Participation becomes real and vital only as we are 
faithful in our presence, in our prayers, in our pledge 
and in our daily practice of living the Christian life. 

Regularity of attendance cannot be over-estimated, 
and only when we have a reason that we could give 
to the Lord Himself, should we permit ourselves to be 
absent from the regular church services. In other 
words, let's take the Lord's business as seriously as we 
do our own business. We cannot expect to interest 
outsiders and win them for the Lord if our own mem- 
bers attend irregularily. Support the work with your 

We only go forward as we advance upon our knees, 
and so prayer must have its place in the society and 
in the lives of the members. Prayer will help to solve 
problems, will pive victory over sins in our lives, will 
keep us from being discouraged, will put a song on our 
lips, will bring peace and calm to troubled hearts and 
will help to win that lost friend to the Lord. Pray 
and keep on praying. Remember the quiet hour. 

God has also a right to the monetary gifts He has 
given us; and if He doesn't have our pocket books, I 
doubt if He has our hearts. How about the tithe? 
How many Christian Endeavor members are tithers? 
It's worth while to find out and to encourage the 
right use of our money. Tithing will solve all financial 

Our lives should daily and hourly be a testimony to 
those about us, as the world reads our lives, not the 
Bible. Do we always give that testimony when afforded 
an opportunity? Do we take part in the activities of 
our society, or do these things become a "weariness" 
to us? These activities may vary in different societies, 
but might include: work in missions, singing for the 
sick, leading meetings, a regular visitation program, 
definite soul winning, accepting responsibilities as of- 
ficers, participation in social activities, definite Bible 
study, etc. Rom. 12:1: "presenting our bodies a living 
sacrifice" might be a daily slogan. Let us practice our 
Christian life every minute of the day, and of course 
this is only '^ossible after we have known Christ, not 
only as Savior but as the Master of our lives. 


Jan. 4-18 — at First Brethren Church, Allentown, Pa. 

Revival conducted by R. D. Crees. Pray for this meet- 

Young People's Mondoy Evening Prayer Meeting at the 
W. lOth St. Brethren Church Ashlond, 0. 

By MIRIAM GILBERT, Social Dept., Washington, D. C. 

The Word of God has much to say about fellowship. 
Jesus by His example placed His approval on fellow- 
ship in its various phases. 

Fellowship with God in Christ should have first 
place in our lives. This is essential if we are to be all 
we should be in Christ Jesus. Our Lord had the need 
of fellowship with God! how much more we need this 
fellowship! How are we to do the will of God if we 
have no contact with Him? A God Who knew our needs 
long before we did, provided a means of contact with 
Him. He first of all gave His Son, Who made it possi- 
ble for us to come to the Father; and then He gave 
His Word that He might speak to us through it; and 
then He provided prayer that we might speak to Him. 
When we have that true fellowship that God means 
for us to have, we have a joy and peace that nothing 
can take away. 

Then there is the fellowship of Christians. Jesus 
loved to fellowship with Christians during his earthly 
ministry. Often He found time to slip away for a 
visit with His friends. So we too need this fellowship 
with Christians who love the same Lord. Christian 
Endeavor affords a wonderful opportunity for just 
such fellowship. 

Then also we can influence the unsaved by our happy 
genuine Christian fellowship. Many a soul has come to 
the Lord when he saw Christ manifested in the lives 
of Christians, when he saw that Christians can have 
a good time and be truly happy. Unsaved friends 
should be invited to our socials that they might come 
and enjoy the good things that the Christians enjoy. 
I heard only recently of a missionary in Europe who 
held in her room what she called Gospel Teas. Here 
she would invite unsaved friends; and when they gath- 
ered around the table they would discuss the way of 
salvation, and many a soul in that far away land 
came to the Lord during that fellowshi'-i hour. So our 
socials should not only be a time of fellowship and 
good times, but a time when the Lord can be with 
us and be made known. 

We can also have fellowship with the poor and 
needy. Many souls have been brought to the Lord 
just because some Christian has been willing to give 
of his substance to help them along in their hour of 
need, just because some Christian has been willing to 
stop and bring a word of comfort and cheer in their 
hour of need. 

So let us be up and busy for the Lord in these latter 
days, doing everything that He might be exalted and 
that souls might be brought into the kingdom. 


JANUARY 10, 1942 

^<4e QknidiiKm QfU4x:.e a^ StewandiUifi 

By E. F. PINE, Treasurer Notional C. E. Union, Juniata, Altoono, Pa. 

Rev. Pine 

All Brethren Christian Endeavorers believe that they 
have been saved by the grace of God, and that without 
merit or effort. Grace sufficient to forgive all our sin 
is ours. And because grace has 
played the all-important role of 
saving us, our Lord requests of us 
that since we have been saved, it 
would be profitable for us and 
pleasing to Him if we would con- 
tinue to grow in grace and in the 
knowledge of the Lord Jesus. Listed 
among the graces of the devoted 
Christian life is that of stewai'd- 
ship, or more particularly here 
listed as "giving." In II Cor. 8:7 
we read, "Therefore as ye abound 
in everything, in faith, and utter - 
ance, and Icnowledge, and in all 
diligence, and in your love to us, 
see that ye abound in this grace 
also." By loolcing to the preceding verse we note that 
the teaching was about giving. In all these graces 
we are to share, but of the last, giving, we are admon- 
ished to abound. How different our Christian Endea- 
vor Societies would be, yes, how different all of our 
churches would be, if they would abound in this grace 

We also find, from an examination of the passage, 
that stewardship involves several separate acts. We 
would not want to push into the bacliground the dom- 
inent idea that comes to nearly all that consider the 
matter at all, namely giving of our financial means, 
but there are other important considerations of equal 
value. There is the giving of ourselves, the steward- 
ship of life. A word of praise is here offered by the 
beloved apostle because these people had first given 
of their own life to the Lord, and then of their ma- 
terial gifts; this is the proper order. 

It is also imnortant to lools first at the indisputable 
fact that the Bible teaches the ownership of all things 
by our God. This is an essential acknowledgment on 
our part before we will be willing to recognize His 
rightful claim to a portion. Abram revealed the truth 
of our statement in his contact with the King of 
Salem, "And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have 
lift up mine hand unto the Lord, the most biah God, 
the possessor of heaven and earth." All that is in hea- 
ven and all that is on the earth belongs to Him. Also 
the Psalmist gives us an inspired acknowledgment, 
"The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof; the 
world, and thev that dwell therein." Therefore, we 
conclude that God owns all tbinss, and so far as we 
are able to determine. He has never nassed on the title 
to anyone else. Among these manv nossessinns of 
His is man. and all that man nossesses: thev are God's. 
When we reach this conclusion, we are then readv to 
present the claims of Gnd to a portion of t'^at v/hich 
He is allowing us to tend for Him. It is all His. we are 
but caretakers of His no.ssessions. A portion of all 
thine-s is to be sena rated for Him. The nronortion of 
this senarated portion is common knowledee. and not 
to be less than the tithe, or one-tenth. This is not 
the maximum but the minimum. We are .lust begin- 
ning when we reach this goal, but it seems to be a 
very hard place for many to find. 

That the teaching of stewardshin is not confined to 
finances onlv is clearlv revealed. For the Corinthians 
w^re first admonished to eive themselves to the Lord. 
God does not want the financial grace of giving to 

precede the stewardship of life. It is not that God 
must have our monev or else He cannot function, but 
that He wants us to receive the definite blessing and 
growth in grace that accompanies our giving. This 
blessing and growth in grace cannot be bestowed 
where there has been no birth of grace in the life of 
the contributor. God wants you first of all; and then 
the realization that all belongs to God, and you are 
sharing not your own things but God's possessions, 
will dawn upon you. The gift without the giver is 
worthless. God would far rather have the giver with- 
out a gift, than to have the richest gift that man can 
bring without the heart of the giver. Let us not mis- 
take the teaching; there is no blessing promised to 
anyone making a financial gift to God unless there ac- 
companies it the gift of that life in dedication to Him. 

Realizing that our life is a stewardship — that is, that 
we receive it not as an attainment of our own, but as 
a bestowal of God — we ought to regulate and order 
that life in keeping with His desires and wishes. God 
has a desire for every life. He wants a definite portion 
of your time, a share of your ability to be expended in 
His service, and all that touches your life to be so 
regulated that He will share in it. 

What a different church ours would be if all would 
realize that our time belongs to Him, and that such 
time should be spent in the service of our Lord. Much 
time that is now spent either in self-indulgence or sin 
ful practices would be eliminated. For some God ex- 
pects full life surrender for full time service. To many 
this call has come only to be set aside or never heard, 
but God still wants your time. We are hearing just 
now a call to industry to go on a seven-day week for 
the production of vital war necessities. To the Chris- 
tian God is issuing a call for the same action, a seven 
day week for Christians. We have been so used to 
giving God the left-overs of our time; but He wants a 
definite portion of it. Why not give Him all of our 
time? Spend time between Sundays that formerly was 
spent for self — spend it now for Him! 

God wants a share of our abilities. We give the devil 
first claim on the things that we can excel in. Why 
not reverse the order and give God the best that we 
have, and let the enemy get along any way that he 
can? If the cause of Christ is worth our belonging 
to, it is worth every ounce of our enthusiastic energy. 
Your voice, your musical talent, your ability to teach, 
your aid in assisting those who lead, why not lend them 
to the Lord? 

Now. finallv. let me assure you that God does need 
your stewardship of money. God's work is carried on 
bv the lives that have been touched with the grace 
of giving. In Christian Endeavor Societies the world 
over, there exists a fertile place to learn to share with 
God. The need for such is increasina- hourly. We 
ought to share with Christ to save the lives of men, 
or we w/ll soon be forced to share for bullets with 
which to destroy the lives of men. The impelling mo- 
tive must not be to escape other levies, but that we 
realize we are partners with Christ and that He asks 
for a loving token to be given Him. A great blessing 
is promised to those who learn to give to the cause 
of Christ. How much of this blessing have you claimed 
as your own? Let's rally to the cause of Christ and His 
church and give while we may! 


Jlaif^cdtif^ ta the Cln4AcU 


Vice President National C.E. Union, Whittier, Calif. 

Only one life to live — that, my dear friends, is the 
sum total of our earthly existence; yet it determines 
our eternal destiny. Only one life to live — and that life 
determines eternity for you and perhaps another. 
"Only one life, 'twill soon be past; only what's done 
for Christ will last." Yes, it's only what's done for 
Christ and the church that is going to count for etern- 
ity. As we think of the subject, 'Our Loyalty to the 
Church', let us never forget that it is our loyalty to 
Christ that really counts, for if we are loyal to Him, 
it will naturally follow that we will be loyal to His 

What does loyalty to the church mean? It means 
loyalty to Christ first of all — a life that is fully yielded 
and dedicated to the Master Architect Who has a plan 
for every life, to the One Who has never planned a 
failure. A life that is Christ's will be a life that is 
busy in the church. I cannot stress too much the im- 
portance of a Christian's loyalty to the church, its 
organizations, and its activities. Yes, it means full 
time attendance at its every service, a real participa- 
tion in its Christian Endeavor, a faithful interest in 
its Sunday School, a regular attendance at its every 
prayer service, and a willing part in its soulwinning 

What can the church do for you? Christ and the 
church can stir your very soul, they can become the 
guiding factors of your life. Together they can stir 
the fires of revival within your heart, and warm that 
life of yours to the point that you will reallv become an 
Ambassador for Jesus Christ, giving out His wonderful 
plan of salvation to a world darkened with sin. Yes, 
today we as Christians need to realize as never before 
that we are living in the most awful, the most terrible 
time that has ever been known; yet to the Christian 
it is the grandest time in all world history because 
of the imminent return of our blessed Savior. What a 
real responsibility that places upon us — millions in sin, 
without a Savior, doomed to eternal death; and we are 
the only ones who can tell them about Christ. The 
church as the world knows it has tragically failed in 
this task; but we as Christian Endeavorers in Christ 
can not, we dare not fail in this great commission to 
go and preach the gospel to all the world. 

As I sit at my desk writing this article at the close of 
the first week of America's entry into the war, and I 
look back upon a week of Southern California's build- 
ings blacked out because of air raid warnings, of every- 
one talking war, and then think of the airplane plants, 
the rich oil fields, the large industries within five min- 
utes driving time of my home, I can say that things 
look serious. But I want to say with all my heart, and 
with all the emphasis I can place in print, that what 
America needs today is not Christians talkina: about 
the war or its consequences, but Christians telling the 
world about a living Christ Who today can save men 
and women from sin, make them acceptable before 
God, and give them the promise of eternal life. 

God's church, through His ministers and teachers, 
can teach you the wonderful truths of His blessed 
book. No one can get through the radio what he 
could get if he were willing to go into God's house 
itself to learn about Him. If you are too busy to attend 
the Lord's services in His house and learn from His 
Word, then you are busier than Almighty God ever 
intended man to be. If that be so, you had better stop 
and let something go. The reason some of us Chris- 
tians have so much sin in our hearts is because we 
have so little of the Word of God in them. Let us not 

forget God's house and God's people, remembering that 
the thing called Christian fellowship is the sweetest 
thing in all this world. Whenever His house is open 
and your chair is not filled, there is sorrow because 
He misses you and His people miss you. Your own 
church and its services should come first. 

What can you do for the church? First you can 
wholly dedicate that life of yours to Jesus Christ and 
His church, laying your all on the altar of service for 
Him. God has a plan for every life — if you refuse the 
plan there is no other. With dedication there comes a 
willingness to assume leadership, a desire to be used 
within the church and without. Dedication also en- 
tails the yielding of your time, your belongings, and 
your money. One of the biggest jobs in the church is 
for you to pray, for every prayer is a prophecy if really 
meant. Let us ever be so close to Him that we can 
touch His throne of grace anytime or anywhere. As 
we come to the most important part of it all, I want 
to present to you the fact that you can and should 
be a soul winner for Christ and the church. That's the 
reason He left you here after He saved you. We are 
His mouthpiece to tell others about Himself. 

Now, what will be the results for eternity? There 
will be a crown awaiting the one who has been loyal 
to Christ and the church. No man in Christ Jesus is 
ever going to wear a crown unless he earns one; but 
to you who have been faithful, there will be crowns 
to cast at His feet as we spend those ceaseless, unend- 
ing ages of eternity in untiring adoration to our Savior 
and King. 




Executive Sectetory National C.E. Union 

Matt. 4:19: "Follow me and I will make you 
fishers of men." 

Every Christian Endeavor who is truly desirous of 
endeavoring for Christ and His 
church will want to train for Chris- 
tian service. The other day I read 
a magazine advertisement which 
illustrated two groups of men, one 
in the army service, the other at a 
desk. The caption read, "The Army 
Trains Its Men — Are You Train- 
ing?" This caused me to ask. What 
are we as Christians doing when 
it comes to training for the Lord's 

No Christian Endeavorer can truly 
be efficient in his or her work for 
the Lord without training. What- 
ever your part may be in the Chris- 
tian Endeavor society, that part will 
be done with more ease jind effect 
if you will give yourself to some training for your spec- 
ific task assigned. 

With few exceptions, most of the churches' leaders, 
teachers, preachers, and workers, have had their early 
training in some Christian Endeavor Society or sim- 
ilar organization. This being true, then we who are 
to take their place some of these days, need to be in 
training for our tasks that will be handed over to us. 
There is a need for preparation among our young 
people today. Be prepared. Know your Bible. Read 
everything that pertains to the particular department 
to which you have been elected in your C.E. society. 
Christ is our example. He prepared for His God- 
given task. Know Him that you might be able to 
make Him known to others. Follow Him and He will 
train you for His service. He will make you fishers of 
men, and this is the task of every Christian Endeav- 

Rev. Polman 


JANUARY 10, 1942 

Rev. Uphouse 

^Ue £^c/p,ne4>6£.d and Aocefued 

NORMAN UPHOUSE, News Editor, Dayton, 0. 
Some things cannot be regarded in the real purpose 
of C.E., certainly not the following: to preach world 
peace; to be a reform society; to unite efforts of all 
churches regardless of 
creed; to provide some- 
thing for youth to do. 

An organized effort de- 
signed to lead young peo- 
ple to Christ is the real 
purpose of C.E. This is 
the important thing. The 
other things have their 
places; and most of them 
are worthy, but incidental. 
World C.E. has fallen 
into the error of presump- 
tion in respect to peace. 

Reforms are desirable. 
Every Christian person 
would welcome and sup- 
port proper reform move- 
ments. However, we realize that the source of evil 
must be corrected before we can have confidence in 
a reformer or reform movement. 

There is a wrong teaching about unity and fellow- 
ship which we need to know. We simply dare not 
sacrifice honest convictions of truth for fellowship. 

The Bible teaches plainly that we should separate our- 
selves from worldliness and evil. We want to work and 
worship with others who love the Lord. Therefore, 
desirable fellowship must be with Christians. Creed 
has a lot to do with fellowship. People who have 
beliefs and ideas that are unscriptural do not make 
proper friends for Christian Endeavorers. 

Some think you must keep young people busy to 
keep them interested in Christian things. I do not 
think it works that way. Interest must come another 
way, and activity will surely follow. One becomes in- 
terested in Christian work when one is genuinely con- 
verted. After conversion we aim to supplant some of 
the old activities for new ones decidedly Christian. 

This brings us back to the real purpose of C.E., "To 
know Christ and to make Him known to others." This 
is personal work known as soul winning. 

Endeavorers, the time is here to speak for the Lord. 
How long we shall be here we do not know. We do 
know that the coming of the Lord is near, and what 
we plan to do we must do quickly! 

The double-hinged door of Jno. 10 9. We 
"enter in" for safety We "go out" for service. 

Christ is the Way (Follow Him); 
the Truth (Learn of Him); the 
Life (Abide in Him). 


Trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ for strength 
I hereby make the following covenants: 

Check \l 

. ACCEPT CHRIST— I hereby and now accept 
the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Savior... Q 

UNITE WITH THE CHURCH— I will make pub- 
lic confession of my faith in Christ by uniting 

with the church ...— Q 

QUIET HOUR— I will make it a rule of my life 
to set apart at least fifteen minutes every day 
for quiet meditation and direct communion 

with God _. □ 

TENTH LEGION— I decide henceforth to give 
at least one-tenth of my income to the Lord's 

work .. .. □ 

LIFE WORK RECRUIT— I will from this day 
forth strive to shape the plans of my life so 
that I may give myself wholly to the service 
of Christ as a minister, missionary, or in some 
other form of whole time Christian service .... [j 

BIBLE OR TESTAMENT— I will make it a rule 
of my life to carry a Bible or Testament with 
me wherever I go, and to read a portion daily Qj 

Signed .. 

The devil's gospel — "Do." God's gospel- 
"It is finished." (Jno. 19:30). 




Brethren in Christ: 

Just impossible to get along without the Herald. 
Has been such a blessing in the dark hours when shut 
m by a long, serious illness. When it came I seldom 
layed it down until I had read it through. I find it 
excels all other church papers I have been privileged 
to read, not because I am of the Brethren faith, but 
because it is full of spiritual help and uplift and 
draws us closer to Him for Whom we are looking. 
Your sister in His service, 

V.M.F., Indaiana. 



UddUo' MeMxUfe^. j^io^ft 



Ellet, Ohio 

In the cross of Christ I glory, 
Towering o'er the wrecks of time; 
All the light of sacred story, 
Gathers round its head sublime. 


It must have been such sentiment as that expressed 
in this verse penned by John Bowring tliat prompted 
the apostle Paul to give utterance to that memorable 
prayer: "But God forbid that I should glory, save in 
the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by Whom the world 
is crucified unto me, and I unto the world" (Gal. 6:14). 
The one central theme of holy Scripture from cover 
to cover is that Christ died for our sins. The death of 
Christ is the substance of the ceremonies and rituals 
of ancient Hebrew worship. The death of Christ is 
the subject of the most familiar prophetical utter- 
ances of holy Writ. The death of Christ is the first 
truth in the teaching of the divinely commissioned 
apostles, for, said the apostle Paul: "For I delivered 
unto you first of all that which I also received, how 
that Christ died for our sins according to the Scrip- 
tures ..." (1 Cor. 15:3). The death of Christ is the 
heart of the sacraments perpetuated by the church by 
the authority of Christ for over nineteen centuries, 
even as Paul declared: "For as often as ye eat this 
bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death 
till He come" (1 Cor. 11:26 with v. 23). The death of 
Christ is the theme of the antiphonal anthem sung by 
the blood-washed throng and the angelic chorus in 
heaven, as set forth in Revelation 5:8-12. The death 
of Christ is the guarantee of every blessing to the child 
of God today, even as it is written: "He that spared not 
his own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall 
He not with Him also freely give us all things?" (Rom. 
8:32). The death of Christ has been the theme of the 
redeemed of the Lord throughout the centuries of 
human history. Fanny Crosby, the blind song writer 
of saintly fame, expressed this universal sentiment of 
blood-washed saints when she wrote: 

Redeemed, how I love to proclaim it! 
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb; 
Redeemed through His infinite mercy, 
His child, and forever I am. 

The death of Christ will be remembered as an ever- 
lasting monument to God's grace and love in the eter- 
nal state. In the Patmos vision John saw the Lamb 
of God as the prominent figure in the eternal city, 
the New Jerusalem. Every object, person, and act in 
that state is set forth in relation to the Lamb (Rev. 
21-22). That name, ascribed to Christ, is symbolical 

of his death upon the cross. Even as Sir Robert An- 
derson declared: "The cross of Christ is the moral and 
spiritual center of the universe. An eternity past knew 
no other future, and an eternity future will know no 
other past." 

In persuing the general theme of these studies, 
"What I Believe, and Why?" we approach the subject 
of the death of Christ with deep humility and pro- 
found appreciation. May the Spirit of the living God 
give us keen discernment as we search the Word of 
God in unfolding this study. 

Our investigation in this particular study will be 
confined to the necessity for the death of Christ. Why 

did Christ die upon the cross? Upon His official re- 
jection by the Jewish authorities from being King of 
the Jews, Jesus declared that He must go unto Jerusa- 
lem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief 
priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again 
the third day (Matt. 16:21). The word translated 
"must" in this passage is the strongest Greek word ex- 
pressing necessity that could have been used. Jesus 
Christ had to go to Jerusalem and die. It was an ab- 
solute necessity. But why was this necessity laid upon 
Him? Was it because He simply accepted the common 
lot of all men, in that it is appointed unto men once 
to die (Heb. 9:27) ? We are convinced that it could not 
have been thus. Was it because He sensed the grow- 
ing opposition of the Jews, and felt that He could not 
escape their deadly hatred of Him? Not so, for said 
He upon one occasion: "No man taketh it (His life') 
from me, but I lay it down of Myself" (John 10:18). 
Why, then, did our precious Lord die upon that cruel 
instrument of barbaric torture? Why was it necessary 
for him to lay down His life as He did? 

It was necessary for Christ to die on the cross in 
order that He might share His own life with sinful 
men. While this is not the only reason for His death, 
we believe that every other reason centers in the above 
purpose — that He might share His life with sinful men. 
Examine with me this purpose as set forth in John 
3:14-15, where we read: "And as Moses lifted up the 
serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son ot 
Man be lifted up: that whosoever believeth in Him 
should not perish, but have eternal life." Why was 
the serpent lifted up in the wilderness? Because Israel 
had sinned, and was under the curse of sin. Without 
that serpent upon the tree. Israel had perished. Why 
was Christ lifted up upon the tree? Because man had 
sinned, and was under the curse of sin, which is death. 
Without that Son of Man upon the tree (Gal. 3:13) 
humanity had utterlv perished in its sin. But he who 
believeth in Him shall not perish, but shall have eter- 
nal life. Israel, smitten with the curse of his sm, 
looked upon that brazen serpent, and lived. Man, smit- 
ten with the curse of his sin, looks unon that uplifted 
Christ thru faith, and receives the gift of eternal life. 
Yes, it is just as simple as that. "You may look and 
live; you may refuse to look, and die in your sins. 

"Look and live" ... my brother, live, live, live, 

Look to Jesus now and live, 

Tis recorded in His Word, Hallelujah! 

It is only that you "look and live." 

(To be continued) 


JANUARY 10, 1942 

Mif^ Jiau6.e SUall Be Called "^Ue <Jlo44A.e 

6^ P^KJUfen. 

By DR. V. C. Kelford 

In John 2:16 we read, 

"Take these things hence; moke not my Father's house an house 
of merchandise." 

Here we have the Lord 

r-,^ cleansing the temple and 

forbidding that it should be 
used for merchandising pur- 
poses. From this Scripture, 
many of God's children have 
taken the idea that to sell 
books pertaining to the gos- 
pel or the Bible is a parallel 
case to that for which the 
fr ^^S**,, Lord rebuked these temple 

H ftP*^' I'vx desecrators. 

>** "-'''' However we mav: be affect- 

ed by the teaching, we must 
have the Lord's mind in the 
matter, even though it ex- 
plodes some of our current 
notions and upsets our practices; but to arrive at the 
true interpretation of this Scripture we must find 
what is the temple of today. Is it the house in v>rhich 
we worship? If so, then what is meant by Acts 7:48, 

"Howbeit the Most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands 
. . . "? 

Or again in I Cor. 3:16, 

"Knew ye not that ye are the TEMPLE of God, and thot the 
Spirit of God dwelleth in you?" 

In the dispensation of grace, while it is true that 
we are admonished not to forsake the assembling of 
ourselves together, vet the place in which we assemble 
is not the antitype of the Old Testament temple, but 
rather as Paul puts it, 

"We are God's temples." 

Dr. Kelford 

So then, when Christ cleansed the temple of his day, 
he made no reference to the place of worship as we 
know it at this time, but the application is rather to 
the believer's body itself, or as we find in Rom. 12:1, 

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that 
ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto 
God ... ' 

It is this "holy" use of the body of the believer that 
Christ had in mind, and to make it otherwise puts the 
believer back under the old Jewish order. Wherefore 
we read in Heb. 10: 

"For the law, having a shadow of good things to come ..." 

The temple, in all its implications, here merely shadows 
Christ indwelling the believer, the substance or the 

All of this does not mean that the place of worship 
as we know it today should be used for any purpose 
whatsoever. One cannot conceive of a reverent at- 
mosphere being generated by some of the modern so- 
cial functions so prevalpnt in churches today. This is 
entirely different from the sale of literature which 
makes clear and glorifies the Word of God. 

What difference could there be between a man giv- 
ing a sermon from the pulpit and one of his hearers 
making a contribution to his support through the 
medium of the offering plate, and taking that same 
sermon from the book table and contributing to its 
publication through the price of the book? 

Again we say we would by no means advocate the 
use of our church buildings for anything that would 
hinder or grieve the Holy Spirit. And this would pre- 
clude the use of the church as a medium for the rais- 
ing of money by suppers, sales, etc., etc. But the pro- 
pagation of the gospel by any means whatsoever, so 
long as it is consistent with the teaching of God'3 
Word, is perfectly in order. 

Hecefti Vieu/il Oy li^leill^l^4^ GUuA-cUel 

Spokane, Wash. 

Juniata, Penna. 

Clay City, Ind. 





Who? All teachers in our Sunday School, all who 
who have ever been called to substitute — in fact we 
want all who wish to be of real service to the Lord in 
our Bible School and church to register today for 
teachers training class to begin tomorrow evening 
at 7:30, at the parsonage. 

The above item appeared in the Martinsburg, Pa., 
Church bulletin, of which church Bro. Robert Miller 
is pastor; and was accompanied by the following in- 
sert, which we felt was worth printing: 


CLASS, but how do you go? Do you go with your lesson 
well-prepared and a sense of having something worth- 
while to give the class? Or do you go hounded by 
fear that there won't be time during the singing to 
read hurriedly the verses on the lesson leaflet? 

If the Gallup people went to work on the matter, 
they'd nrobably find that there are more cases of in - 
digestion on Sunday morning than on any other day 
of the week. For that's the time when most Sunday 
School teachers grab their quarterlies and lay them 
down beside the breakfast coffee, feeling fairly certain 
that if they simply manage one reading of the lesson, 
they'll be 'way out in front of everyone else in their 

And of course they're right. Few people with the 
latest magazines around brush up on their Sunday 
School lessons any more. They sit like vapid vacuums 
in class, reading a verse apiece and calling the lesson 
thereby "gone over;" or they absorb listlessly the 
scanty comments of the teacher. 

If the comments were not so scanty and were better 
founded, some of the problems of disinterest would be 
solved. Few people would think of trying to teach a 
high school class in Science or English Literature if 
they had gone through no training themselves in such 
courses. And yet those people shoulder carelessly the 
problem of bringing His Word — the greatest, most im- 
portant subjects ever taught — to boys and girls and 

Fifteen minutes on Saturday night, or a half-hour 
in bed on Sunday morning, are poor allotments of 
time for the preparation of a lesson. It is easy to 
"spot" the presentation of a lesson that has been pre- 
pared in that time. It rambles, it falls flat, it piques 
no interest, holds no challenge, commands no atten- 
tion. And it makes the assembly bell seem hours in 

All experts agree that the best time to begin prep- 
aration of next Sunday's lesson is the week before! It 
is to meet this need not only in our own Sunday School, 
but in our whole community, that we have definitely 
felt led of the Lord to begin a Teacher's Training 
CJass tomorrow evening. This class will feature the 
study and presentation of the International Uniform 
Sunday School Lessons used in practically every de- 
nomination. Modern pedagogical methods will be 
pointed out, problems will be given special attention, 
a working outline will be presented each week, and 
adequate opportunity for questions will be given. 

All of this takes time: Of course it does — more tha; 
15 minutes on Saturday night, or twice that muc: 
Sunday morning. But the teacher who accepts a clas 
with the idea that it will not take any time, plans a 
the outset, consciously or unconsciously, to cheat! Be 
sides, it's a pretty safe guess that folks willing to us 
the time can find it! 

Jesus warned against false prophets and teacher: 
Teaching only half the truth, in unstudied, ill-prepare 
fashion, is one method of false teaching! You go o 
Sunday to your class. HOW do you go? As a discipli 
a learner versed in His Word, or as a time-keepe 
through the Bible class period? 

Enroll today! Hand blank to pastor!! 

(fold and tear off here) 


Teachers' Training Class Registration 

(Accredited by Evangelical Teacher's 
Training Association, Chicago) 

Name Address ..--.. 

If a teacher now, class taught - - 

Will you faithfully attend each Monday evening, an 

do your best to do the prescribed work? 

Will you please pray that the Lord will guide the teach 

ers of the class? 

„„.„„.. THINK IT OVER "■■ !"■">■ 

Three perfect things: God's 

work (Deut. 32:4); God's way 
(Ps. 18:30); God's Will (Rom. 


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JANUARY 10, 1942 


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The Dayton church can again testify to the fact that our Lord 
answers prayer, for it has been the prayer of many of our people 
for some time that we might have a C.E. Society for adults. Now 
the Lord has seen fit to answer that prayer by giving us on adult 
society of earnest, sincere Christian workers, who are truly en- 
deavoring to let their lives tell for Jesus Christ. 

The last Sunday of the quarter completed our first two months 
of work and fellowship together. During this time we, of course, 
had to take time to lay the foundation of our work by electing 
officers, laying plans ,etc. We chose the four department plan 
OS our plan of operation, and have the directors and committees 
all chosen and operating smoothly. 

There has been more accomplished, however, than just laying the 
foundation. We hove had some splendid inspirational and soul-stir- 
ring meetings composed of testimonies and prayers by our people, 
special music, discussions, Bible lessons, and outside speakers. Per- 
haps the most outstonding meeting which we have had to date was 
our first home missions meeting, led by Mrs. Roy Patterson. It 
was our privilege to have with us that evening Rev. Sewell Landrum 
of Cloyhole, Ky., and Rev. Norman Uphouse of North Riverdale, 
Dayton, who told us of some of their experiences in home mission 
work. Inasmuch as we Dayton folks are so vitally interested in both 
of these mission points, the messages proved both educational and 
inspirational. In addition we heard of the far-reaching program 
of the Council when Mr. Roy Patterson, president of The Brethren 
Home Missions Council, presented a challenge to us who were not 
on the field. Our people were interested in missions before this 
meeting, but I know their interest was deepened because of our 
fellowship together that night. 

What lies ahead of us as a society we don't know now, but this 
one thing is certain: as long as our membership continues to look 
to the Lord in prayer in behalf of this work, we know the Lord 
will continue to bless us and will make us a channel of blessing 
to others. 

Mrs. Phyllis Towner. 


The young people of the 2d Brethren Church of Los Angeles, 
Calif, have been for the past several years very active in our Lord's 
service. We have, at the present time several of our group in 
attendance at Grace Seminary, and many others in schools here 
preparing for full time service. Surely the Lord has been more 
than gracious in sending us consecrated lives to do His work among 

To describe our work I'll relate just one week of our activities. 
Of course, you know our sponsor is Miss Ruth McCloin, and the 
Lord has marvelously used her in the lives of us all. 

Dear diary: Mar. 9. Nothing really happened today. Am staying 
home tonight. I almost feel sorry for the kids that go to evening 
school at Bible Institute, 'cause they don't even get one night a 
week to recover. No more time for chatter now — I'm going to bed. 

Tuesday, 10. Just returned from holding services at the San 
Pedro Rescue Mission. Sometimes I wish we went more than once 
month, for the Lord so wondrously answers our prayers on behalf 
of those poor broken lives and souls. Tonight 17 men received our 
invitation to accept our Christ and walk with Him. It just makes me 
happy all over to see how our young people of just college age ore 
really interested in seeing souls born into the kingdom of God. 

Wednesday 11. 0, am I tired! Prayer meeting and choir prac- 
tice tonight. I sometimes think I should quit working so I could 
at least sleep during the day. Dr. Baumon was certainly good tonight 
He's been giving us a study in Romans, you know, and he just gets 
better and better. Then choir practice — and what a work-out! I 
sometimes wonder what would happen if our group ever went on 

strike, since about half the choir is from our age group. Who soys 
young people aren't ready and willing to accept a challenge? 

Thursday 12. Calling, as usual. There were six of us that went 
tonight. We called on the young people (unmarried) that attended 
our services last Sunday for the first time. You know, we've had 
ten new people in Sunday School class alone in the last month. Be- 
yond doubt this is the most successful way we have ever found 
to contact our new people, and now the whole church has set aside 
this night for visitation. We really feel quite smart, since we were 
the ones to originate the idea. 

Friday "13," and not a bit unlucky. Tonight all of us girls went to 
a big district Sisterhood party. We haven't a society at our church 
at present, but if tonight is any indication, we will soon be boosting 
on up-and-coming organization. 

Saturday 14. Finally we found a night open to have our installa- 
tion banquet. We're starting on another six months with officers I 
believe the Lord chose for us; so of course we are looking forward 
to time of real blessing and fruit-bearing. I do believe this was 
the nicest affair we have had — o wonderful speaker, rousing song 
service, and a time that really gave glory to our Lord. 

Sunday 15. Sunday School, church, C.E. and church — a real time 
of feasting — end then a "sing." Our C.E. was a particular blessing 
to me since our leader spoke on prayer, and we hod a time of won- 
derful communion with our heavenly Father. 

But now another week is gone, and yet more important, a new 
week is beginning. I wonder what we will accomplish for our Lord 
in another seven days. 


Greetings, Brethren Christian Endeavorers, from those of like prec- 
ious faith at Whittier, Calif. We ore happy to be able to tell 
you about our Christian Endeavor work out here in sunny California. 
We hove eight Christian Endeavor Societies in the church. !t 
seems like a lot, but we could not get along with any less. Only 
this year we organized o Young Married People's Society up to 30 
years of age. The primary. Junior, and Junior High groups function 
with an adult as the teacher. The High School operates under 
(heir own leadership with a young married couple as an advisor. The 
other societies: Young People, Young Married, Ambassadors (30 to 
40 years), and Adults, carry on with their own elected officers. There 
is a General Christian Endeavor Superintendent who is elected an- 
nually by the church, who is responsible for all societies. 

All groups except the two youngest groups meet from 6:15 to 
6:30 o'clock for pre-prayer in their own rooms. Then the usual 
custom is to have 15 minutes of rousing chorus and song service, 
after which follows the announcements and offering. Until seven 
o'clock the time is token up by a devotional period of praise, prayer, 
and musical special numbers. The remaining 20 minutes is taken by 
one of the group or an occasional outside speaker bringing on in- 
spirational message. Once in a while we bring in an outstanding 
spiritual person or a gospel team for a combined meeting of ail 

Three nights out of the month a group of Christian Endeavorers 
go to three missions — one the San Pedro Sailor Rest Mission, and 
two others in Los Angeles to take charge of the evening evangel- 
istic meeting. A group of young men comprise the church-sponsored 
Jail Team, going every other Sunday to Los Angeles City Jail to 
preach the gospel. We have endeavored to use many kinds of tracts 
in soul winning work — brightly colored wrapped cellophane rolls, col- 
ored folded tracts, and Spanish tracts. We ore starting o Christian 
Endeavor sponsored tract rock with glass shelves for the church, 
placing 2500 tracts of 115 different kinds of colored tracts at the 
disposal of every member of the church. 

It was our privilege to have Dr. Dan Gilbert during this post year 
for a five day Christian Endeavor sponsored conference. Each of 
the older societies plans to have one night a month as a social 
evening, and endeavors to bring in unsaved friends and win them to 
Christ and the church. 

Although the time for the annual report of the church elected 
secretary-treasurer of Christian Endeavor has not yet arrived, still 
I can soy that our overage attendance in all societies will be about 
125 and our average offering about $5 weekly. Three fourths of all 
offerings ore paid into a general Christian treasury, the money being 
used mainly for missionary and soul winning work; and one-fourth is 



retained by each society to be used for whatever they desire. We 
endeavor monthly to send an offering, plus a substantial gift at 
foreign and home mission time, to our Brethren National Christian 
Endeavor organization. 

The Lord has abundantly blessed us; yet we covet your prayers that 
we OS Christian Endeovorers in Christ will be used even more in the 
winning of the lost in this coming year. 

Glenn E. Miller, General Christian Endeavor Supt. 


Greetings from the Young People's Christian Endeavor of First 
Brethren Church, Dayton, 0. 

We have just completed an interesting and educational year of 
Christion Endeavor for 1941. During the past six months, the young 
people's society has been reorganized and a new corps of officers 
has been doing its best to make the society grow, both in numbers 
and spiritually. Our attendance has shown no phenomenol gains, but 
rather seems to be growing steodily, though slowly. 

Our society is carrying out several projects. Usually about once 
a month, the entire society is invited to some member's home for a 
"tract rolling," and several hundred "Gospel Bombs" are wrapped in 
brilliant cellophane paper, later to be distributed as directed by the 
pastor and the president of the society. These meetings are full of 
Christian fellowship and fun, and at the some time a little of God'9 
work is accomplished, we believe. Another of our projects was the 
assembling ond printing of quite a number of chorus books, contain- 
ing favorite choruses of our young people, many of them taught us 
by the Polmon's. These books contain quite a large number of 
choruses, and are used in practically every C.E. meeting. 

Just recently our society voted to do visitation work. We don't call 
it a gospel team because it is not limited to any certain persons. 
On different occasions, different people go in the group. Several of 
the number play musical instruments. We usuolly have a solo and 
a duet and one of the musical group accompanies the singing of old 
hymns by the entire assemblage. These visits to groups of shut-ins 
are very inspiring to those of us who participate, and we firmly be- 
lieve that this type project is well worth the time and effort it takas 
to plan on interesting program. 

Another phase of our young people's work is the round table dis- 
cussions. These ore held irregularly, but are well responded to and 
interesting to those who participate in the discussions. Of course 
this type meeting is rather informal but this leads the reticent ones 
to speak out more freely. Then occasionally we hove an outside 
speaker, one who is qualified to bring a message of value. Our 
social activities are limited to a C.E. party about once every quarter, 
either at the church or at some member's home. 

We are now looking forward to a new year of Endeavor for Christ. 
Who knows what it will bring in the way of victories for Him? In 
this time of world chaos and uncertainty, let us as Christian En- 
deavorers look to our Leader, Jesus Christ, to guide and direct us 
till He comes. 

Harry Shipley. 


Nine dollars for me, and one for the Lord — 

Can I spare that dollar now? 
Ah yes, I have promised the tenth to Him 

And so I will keep my vow. 
That certainly is enough to give — 
It costs so much in these days to live ! 

Nine dollars for me and one for the Lord — 

Somehow that seems so small 
When I think how He counted not the cost 

But freely poured out His all! 
Shall I stop with giving a tenth, when He 
Has given Himself, priceless gift for me? 

Dear Lord, all I have and am is thine, 
Redeemed with thy blood one day; 

Oh take every bit of this life of mine 
And use it in thine own way! 

I love thee, my Savior, Redeemer, King, 
And gladly my all to thy feet I bring. 

— B. L. Young. 


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Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may brmg forth.— Prov. 27:1. 



By R. PAUL MILLER, Editor 


"That those things that cannot be shaken may 
remain" (Heb. 12:27). 

Wlien these words were first written everytliing 
was shalcing. The entire Roman world was falling 
apart. Confusion and uncertainty were everywhere. 
It was a perfect demonstration that every human in- 
stitution or conception of life will pass away. The old 
Jewish institutions were fading away. The temple 
was about to be torn down by Titus. The Jews were 
soon to be sold as slaves to all nations under heaven. 
The apostle unquestionably saw the terrible devasta- 
tion that was immment and strove in this epistle to 
prepare Hebrew Christians for it. 

Not only were Hebrew institutions crumbling, but 
also the rest of the world was falling apart. Rome, 
with its mighty military juggernaut, was disintegrat- 
ing through its own corruption. Grecian culture and 
philosophies were being abandoned, for they had 
been tried and found wanting. Paganism with its 
powerless gods was dying. Justice was practically 
dead. Christians were being stripped of their homes, 
thrust into prison, and often slain for Christ's sake. 
We can well miderstand the Hebrew Christian cry, 
"All is lost. Nothing remains." 

Today and for years past we have seen a shaking 
world and its people as never before. Man's world 
ift falling apart as this age draws to its close. The 
nations are in distress, as Jesus said they would be. 
\Ve have evidently seen the rider on the red horse 
come forth with a "great sword" to "take peace from 
the earth" (Rev. 6:4). One thing is sure: there is 
no land on earth where there is really peace. 24 
crowned rulers have fallen; and ruthless, inhuman 
dictators have succeeded them and hurled the whole 
world mto chaos. Economic and social systems have 
crumbled and taken from mankind all the liberties 
that came with the Christian era. We have seen the 
homes of the world swiftly fall apart and the state 
take over the house, the children, the parents, and the 
souls of all. We have seen the dream of the post-mil- 
lenialists, that the world would get better and that 
the age would end in complete righteousness, die of 
their own folly. Surely it seems that the day has 
come when 

"God oriseth to shake terribly the earth." (Isa. 2:19). 

Little wonder that the worldling should stand today 
and fearfully ask, if, after all this terrible shaking, 
anything at all should remain! 

As we face 1942 with the world shaking beneath 
us, what can we be assured will remain when, and 
if, we come to Jan. 1, 1943? 

God will remain. He is not dead, nor sleeping. 
Though nations rage and sweep over the earth; though 
they lift their puny fists at Him in defiance, yet, 

"Thy throne, God is for ever and ever." (Heb. 1:8). 

He lives to keep His own. 

And God's Word will remain. How the pompous 
boasts of Hitler that he would win complete victory 
in 1941 rise up to condemn the empty words of man. 
"Man proposes but God disposes." Well did Jeremiah 

"Cursed be the man that trusteth in man and maketh flesh his 
arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord" (Jer. 17:5). 

The promises of man pass as a mist in the night. 
They are as a broken reed that pierces the hand that 
leans on it. They are as a snare to the foolish, for man 
is helpless to fulfil his own words. But God ever 
liveth to keep His promises and He has all power to 
fulfil them. 

"The gross withereth and the flower fodeth, but the Word of our 
God shall stand forever" (Isa. 40:8). 

It was the sheer joy of this victory in God that 
made John the Apostle write, 

"The world posseth owoy and the lusts thereof, but he that doeth 
the will of God obideth forever" (I John 2:17). 

The church of Christ shall remain. History is strewn 
with the wreckage of religions which are the mven- 
tion of men. The people who have trusted in them 
have gone down to a hopeless eternity. But of His 
church, Jesus said, 

"The gates of hell shall not prevail against it" (Matt. 16:18). 

The church of Christ shall ever remain because He 
lives to preserve it and every member of it. 

"Christ is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto 
God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them" 
(Heb. 7:25). 

The hope and confidence of the pre-mellenialist 
shall remain. Instead of dunming its light, this hope 
grows brighter with every passing day. The steady 
collapse of every human endeavor; the dying of the 
nations; the despair of the world without one optim- 
istic statesman; the failure of every scheme of self 
help; the wide sweep of Christ hate over the nations 
of the world, all confirm the words of John in Rev. 19, 
that the world will reach a state of rebellion against 
God before Christ returns. World events have stead- 
ily confirmed the words of Jesus that the world - 
would reach such a state of collapse just before He 
returned in power and glory (Luke 21:25-28). • T. 

While the hope of the post-millenialists has stead- 
ily faded and died, the faith of the pre-millenialists 
has grown brighter and brighter. The breakdown of 


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JANUARY 17, 1942 



E 1941 has been an unusual year of blessing for E 

E our Jewish Mission in Los Angeles. God has E 

E greatly blessed the word. Bro. Zimmerman has E 

E been wonderfully used in bringing Jewish young E 

E men to Christ. His visit among our churches last E 

= summer was the most effective thing we have E 

E yet had to stir up our people to a deeper love E 

E and concern for the salvation of Israel. As we E 

E enter 1942 we are dedicating this, our first issue E 

E of the year, to our Jewish mission. E 

E The article from Dr J. Hoffman Cohn, head E 

E of the American Board of Missions to the Jews, E 

E is one that will stir the heart of every reader. E 

E The report of Brother Zimmerman coming fresh E 

E from the field will be a blessing to all. If you = 

E enjoy the Jewish issue, why not drop us a card E 

E and say so? We would appreciate it. E 


this Satan-inspired world holds no disappointments 
for them. They know that the darkest hour is just 
before the dawn, and that the darker the world gets, 
the sooner will break forth the "bright and morning 
Star," which heralds the new day of righteousness 
for the world. 

Oh, yes, if the world crashes in 1942, there will be 
much left that remains in 1943 — for the true Chris- 
tian. In fact everything he has really lived lor will 
remain and be waiting for him, at the right hand of 
God. So, rejoice Christian, "for your redemption 
draweth nigh." 



Although we have told it over and over again, still 
we find that there are many people who have never 
understood how our Jewish work in Los Angeles is sup- 
ported. But we are always glad to give out the word 
so that everyone interested in the work will be able 
to help intelligently. 

When we first undertook the work of a Jewish 
testimony for Christ, we had not the slightest idea of 
what we could do, but we had a burning desire to do 
something for poor, suffering Israel. We believed that 
the testimony to Israel was being sadly neglected by 
the Christian church, and that there was blessing 
and prosperity for them who would bless Abraham 
and love and pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Ps. 
122:6, Gen. 12:3). So we went ahead wholly on faith. 
We were struggling hard to maintain our own fast- 
growing mission points, and we knew that we could not 
take on a Jewish mission out of current funds. There- 
fore we decided to take the work on as a wholly extra 
work, entirely above and apart from our regular mis- 
sion work. We would look to God to provide for this 
Jewish work in addition to all our regular work. 

The only way we could raise such funds had to be 
aside from our Thanksgiving offering. So we had to 
plan to depend solely upon the offerings received 

from the Jewish conferences conducted by our Jewish 
speakers from the American Board of Missions to the 
Jews. Our people were a little slow to get started 
in this way of doing it, but now they are beginning 
to catch the vision and the spirit of it all. Our aim 
is to have at least one Jewish conference in each 
Brethren Church each year, to provide an offering 
for our Jewish mission work. Some of our pastors 
arrange for two, and are loud in the declaration of 
the blessing and prosperity that result from the plan. 
All of the offerings at these conferences, whether 
in cash or pledges, goes to our Jewish mission work. 
The cash is immediately sent to the office of the Coun- 
cil in Berne, by the speaker who has a special form 
report for it. As the pledges are paid by the individuals 
to their regular church treasurer, he sends them to 
us with the names and addresses of those paying 
their pledges, and then they are also sent to the work 
in Los Angeles. 

We are asking that our folks begin praying now 
that somehow the Lord will provide for a suitable 
building in Los Angeles to relieve the crowded con- 
ditions that prevail there in the mission now. $10,000 
will do the work. We have no idea where the funds 
might come from, but the Lord knows where it is. 
Maybe some heart that loves Israel will read these 
lines and be moved to provide such a sum as a life 
testimony to their love for Christ and the people who 
suffer so for His sake. 


Word has just come to us from Brother Sewell Lan- 
drum that very little clothing has been received at 
the mission this fall. We wonder if our folks have for- 
gotten the needs down there. The mothers come again 
and again to see if anything has been received. Why 
not do the grand thing and send down a real package 
of good clothing for this winter? Ask your local mer- 
chant if he has any out-of-date clothing that is un- 
saleable that you could have for this mission work. 
Many times shoes cannot be sold, and they are worth 
as much in those Kentucky hills as though they 
were up to date. This is a chance for our Sisterhoods, 
Women's Missionary Councils, Christian Endeavor 
Societies and individuals to do a fine thing for Christ 
and for those who need your help. 

Be sure you address them right when you send 

Mailing address: Clayhole, Ky. 

Express address: Jackson, Ky. 

Freight address: Haddix, Ky. 

Act now, and what you do will be worth twice as 
much as later. 


Of late years there have been quite a number 
of Brethren who have moved to various parts of 
Texas. We are trying to find one section where 
there are enough Brethren in one locality to 
start a Brethren Church for them. Please send 
the exact name and address of all such to our 
office at once. The secretary expects to go out 
there soon and will try to promote such a work 
if it is at all possible. But we must have names 
and addresses at once. 



%luU Oufi linjetk^uen MuUo^ U 2>aut^ 


Another year has passed; and as we look back we 
feel that we have reason to lift our hearts and voices 
in praise and thanksgiving to our heavenly Father for 
the outpouring of His rich and manifold blessings upon 
our ministry and labors among the lost sheep of the 
house of Israel. We have no startling and sensational 
statements to make; but we can report work quietly 
and faithfully done, and God's approval and blessing 
upon it. 


The attendance at our services on Tuesdays, Thurs- 
days and Sundays has kept up considerably well, es- 
pecially so during the winter months; this in spite of 
the fact that Los Angeles is a defense area, and some 
of our "boys" have joined the army, others the navy, 
and still others have found work in various defense 
projects. On special occasions our mission hall is quite 
crowded, and we often wish and pray for a bigger and 
better place. 

Distribution of Tracts, New Testaments and Bibles 

We still find the "Shepherd of Israel" published by 
the American Board of Missions to the Jews, the finest 
literature to distribute among the Jews. We get some- 
thing like 1,000 every month, and we give them out 
freely to all who will take and read them. Jews often 
ask for it, read it eagerly, and pass it on to others. 
However, we find that the giving out of tracts and lit- 

erature is not enough. It must be followed up by per- 
sonal work. Nothing will ever take the place of the 
personal touch by well trained and efficient mission- 
aries. We have had many requests especially for New 
Testaments and Bibles this year. These we give only 
to those who ask for them and promise faithfully to 
read them. The New Testament translated in Yiddish, 
recently published by the American Board of Missions 
to the Jews, is meeting with a warm and enthusiastic 
reception everywhere. It has met a great need out 
here, and we thank God for it. More than 20,000 
pieces of literature were distributed in all during the 
year, and we know that God will not permit His Word 
to return unto Him void. 

Visitation and Refugee Work 

We had hoped and planned to do a real and definite 
work among the many Jewish refugees here in Los 
Angeles after our return from the eastlast summer. 
However, we soon realized how ill equipped we were for 
that kind of work. And, besides, we have found the 
refugees so scattered, mostly in Hollywood, Beverly 
Hills, and Pasadena, that we have found it almost im- 
possible to go beyond the stage of visitation and relief 

Work Among the Women 

Miss Graber, our volunteer worker, is doing a splen- 
did work among the Jewish women in their homes. 

Interior of our Jewish Mission In Los Angeles, at Thanksgiving services. Mrs. Zimmerman at piano, Bro. Zimmerman standing in 

rear. Women with aprons were helpers in serving. 

JANUARY 17, 1942 

Many of the Jewish women are hesitant and even 
afraid to come to our regular services at the mission. 
The mission is located almost in the very heart of the 
Jewish business section. They are afraid they would 
be seen entering the mission, and so might be reported 
to their husbands or the Rabbi. We have had some 
Jewish women aslcing us if we had a back door so that 
they might slip in unobserved. However, Miss Graber 
is an experienced and fully trained nurse. She visits 
their homes, nurses the sick, and makes herself useful 
in so many ways that she soon wins their confidence 
and love. The Lord is indeed wonderfully blessing her 
in her visitation work among the women and children. 

Our Thanksgiving Dinner and Service 

So much has taken place during the last few weeks — 
war with Japan, Germany, and Italy declared; black- 
outs, air warnings here on the Pacific coast; and all 
kmds of rumors and excitement — that it scarcely 
seems possible that it is only a few short weeks since 
we had our Thanksgiving celebration in the mission. 
And yet the memory of it still lingers with us. It is one 
of the outstanding events with us during the year, so 
we try to make it a real day of rejoicing and thanks- 
giving among our "boys." To many of them it is prob- 
ably the only real and satisfying dinner of the whole 
year. We, therefore, go to all kinds of trouble and ex- 
pense to make it as impressive and helpful and beau- 
tiful as time and our limited means will permit us. 

This year our long tables were beautifully decorated 
with flowers, red berries, and four large horns of plenty 
filled with all kinds of fruit: oranges, persimmons, 
apples, pomegranates, etc. And we had two large tur- 
keys with all the trimmings. How the women folks 
managed to feed between 50 and 60 hungry people — 
some of them getting a second helping — is beyond us, 
especially so after we listened to a report over the 
radio that it took 15 turkeys to feed 150 soldier boys 
in some of our camps near Los Angeles. However, 
none went away hungry, and above all there was a 
wonderful spirit of festivity and thanksgiving in our 
midst. The most interesting part, however, was when 
the dinner was over and the tables were cleared. We 
then entered into our Thanksgiving service. While 
sitting around the tables we sang gospel hymn after 
gospel hymn, and then one man after another stood 
up and either gave his testimony or told why he was 
thankful on this particular day. We were deeply 
touched when so many thanked God for the mission, 
and prayed God's blessing upon all who helped to keep 
the mission going. Others rejoiced in their salvation 
of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

One tall Jew with gleaming eyes pointed out with 
his finger the very spot m that mission where he ac- 
cepted the Messiah and made public confession of his 
faith. And his greatest ambition and purpose in life 
was, he said, to tell other Jews the good news of sal- 
vation and to bring them to Christ. 

Still another Jew, neatly dressed, refinement written 
all over his face, stood up and said: "I was here last 
year. I sat on the other side of the table, but I was 
still an unbeliever. This Thanksgiving Day I am a dif- 
ferent person, for I have found Christ and know as- 
suredly that He is my Lord and Savior. This is the 
happiest Thanksgiving Day in all my life, and I cannot 
thank God enough for all His loving kindness and ten- 
der mercies, and for all He has done for me." 

He sat down, his face literally beaming with thanks- 
giving and the inward joy and peace because of his 
knowledge of and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. 
Knowing his circumstances — how he had lost in his 
business ventures, was heavily in debt, and had been 
almost entirely without employment during the whole 
year, and on top of it all had a sick wife on his hands, 
facing a very serious operation — we were deeply moved 
and touched by his beaming face and true spirit of 

thanksgiving. We felt humbled and ashamed of our- 
selves, because of our condition, and our failure to re- 
joice and give thanks unto God continually for His 
goodness and grace in redeeming us through our Lord 
and Savior Jesus Christ. With the Psalmist of old we 
prayed: "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is 
within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my 
soul, and forget not all his benefits" (Ps. 103:1,2). 

Among those who were present at the Thanksgiving 
dinner was a refined Jewish woman. Apparently she 
is comparatively well off as far as worldly means goeg. 
It was the second time that she had come to the mis- 
sion; and we were, therefore, surprised and gratified 
when she got up and thanked God for such a place as 
this mission, where hungry Jewish boys and men were 
fed and taken care of. Several days later Mrs. Zim- 
merman and myself visited her in her home. Like a 
little child she opened her heart to us. Evidently she 
has all that her heart could possibly desire, but she 
told us she was not at all happy. This gave us a won- 
derful opportunity to tell her of Him Who alone can 
take away all the longings and cravings and misery 
of the human heart, and that "blessed (happy) are all 
they that put their trust (that seek refuge) in Him," 
her Messiah (Ps. 2:12). And just yesterday, when we 
visited her again and found her upset and nervous be- 
cause of the war and the many rumors that Japanese 
planes might be bombing Los Angeles, we comforted 
her heart and pointed her to Him Who said: "My peace 
I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto 
you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be 
afraid" (John 14:27). Pray, dear friends, that the Lord 
may soon open her eyes to the truth, and that she 
may soon experience that peace and joy, which only 
those can have who seek refuge in Him Who is our 
Lord and Redeemer. 


From among those who took a definite stand for 
Christ, six were baptized by Dr. Louis Bauman in the 
First Brethren Church of Long Beach, and another one 
m the Second Brethren Church here in Los Angeles. 
Aside from these, we believe many went away changed 
men and women because of their contact with the 
Lord Jesus Christ in that mission which you are so 
faithfully supporting with your prayers and gifts. We 
know that your prayers and gifts have not been in 


This little poem by C. M. S. came into our hands a 
few days ago. We liked it so much that we send it 
on as our greetings to you, and our wish and prayer 
for all our friends for the coming year. — E. Z. 

"Dear friends of ours, the year is new; 

We wish a happy year for you! 
Whatever lies within its hand. 

Easy, or hard to understand. 
Whether it bring you smiles or tears, 

Filling your heart with hopes or fears. 
May He Who marks the sparrow's fall 

Protect and guide you through it all. 
The path you tread has once been trod 

By Him Who is the Son of God. 
Fear not the future; trust it all 

To Him Who marks the sparrow's fall. 
Dear friends of ours, the year is new, 

God grant a happy year to you!" 



% Uia. ^euA ^Vui— tMUU^ Belieoed. 9t! 

J. HOFFMAN COHN, Gen. Sec. American Board of Missions to Jews. 

Rev. Cohn 

The devil believes it too, and together with Hitler 
and others of Hitler's ilk, he practises it! For has 
not the Jew been always first in every explosion of 
world hate? Is it not 
upon the Jew that the 
devil has ever been 
concentrating his 
most damnable fires 
and darts and des- 
tructions? And when 
the Pharaohs of the 
Egyptian bondage 
thought to secure 
slave labor for the 
rearing of their pyra- 
mids and their cities 
of treasure, "to the 
Jew first" was the 
passion which pos- 
essed their wicked 
souls. And "the Jew 
first" became the butt 
of Egyptian over-lord- 
ship and savagery. 
"To the Jew first" 
likewise possessed the 
soul and body of such 
an arch fiend as 
Haman. "There is a 
certain people," he 
told King Ahasuerus, 
"scattered abroad and 
dispersed among the 
people in all the pro- 
vinces of thy king- 
dom; and their laws are diverse from all people ... it is 
not for the king's profit to suffer them" (Esther 3:8i. 
And "to the Jew first" marked a day of slaughter and 
vengeance in all of the 127 provinces of ancient Persia. 

And so it has been all down through the pages of 
secular history; banishments, exiles, wholesale massa- 
cres, burning at the stake, drownings enmasse, confis- 
cation of property, these are the signal posts that point 
us through the black pages of world history, because 
always the world has believed that when it comes to 
cruelties and agonies of soul and body it must be "to 
the Jew first!" 

And in these recent years a new incarnation of the 
devil himself has arisen in the form of a strutting 
pigmy with comic mustache, who goes by the name of 
Hitler; and the ruling passion of this demon's life is 
once more "to the Jew first!" The Jew must be ex- 
terminated not only from Germany, but from every 
part of the world! It must be "to the Jew first" once 
more in starvation, in robbery of every penny he pos- 
sesses, in open murder, in fiendish torture. 

It is exactly true to Bible form. God says, "I have 
loved Jacob and hated Esau." In other words God tells 
us that in His own thinking Israel comes first. But 
the world has ever perverted and controverted the de- 
clared purposes of God; the world raises defiant fists 
to the God of heaven and fairly shouts at Him, "We 
have hated Jacob, and have loved Esau!" 

God Had a Good Reason 

Which side are you on, beloved reader? Do not these 
solemn facts present the most potent explanation why 
God ruled, 1900 years ago, that the church shall ever 
keep this cardinal missionary principle before her, that 
the gospel must, and must, and must, be given to the 
world in one order only, and that is "to the Jew first?" 

If the world has to put the Jew first in its scheme of 
hate and destruction, think of the unmeasured shame 
that must be heaped up against the church which will 
refuse to take its position unequivocally, indeed bellig- 
erently, as a defender of this principle, "To the Jew 
first!" Our most elemental emotions and sentiments 
that speak to us of justice and fair play must surely 
require that if the Jew is to be first in the devil's pro- 
gram, certainly he must be first in the program of 
God's church! Is this not a logic that is water-proof, 
fool-proof and irrefutable? Were it not for the fact 
that God has stirred up those who truly and earnestly 
are seeking the revelation of His truth, to a concen- 
trated emphasis on giving the Jewish Mission appeal 
the right of way above everything else, were it not for 
this miraculous fact, what a sorry plight the nation of 
Israel would be in today! And think what a terrible 
punishment God would have to visit upon those of His 
professing church who have dared to flout Him in His 
plainly declared purposes! 

Our Hats Off to the Brethren Churches! 

And to this opportunity the Brethren churches of our 
country have responded nobly, generously, heroically. 
And God has seen fit to bless this unquestioning faith 
that they have exhibited in His Word, for He has given 
a bountiful fruitage at your mission station in Los 
Angeles under that devoted man of God and his equally 
devoted wife, Rev. and Mrs. Ellas Zimmerman. 

And never in many centuries have the Jews been so 
tender-hearted as they are today to the approach of 
the gospel. They have come to our mission stations 
from coast to coast bleeding with the sores and the 
wounds of a brutal Germany; it has been our privilege 
to bind up these wounds and to administer the oil of 
comfort and healing in the name of our Lord Jesus 
Christ; and you may be sure that these ministries will 
not go unrewarded. These refugees have fallen into 
the lowest depths of p>overty. In the old country they 
used to be leaders in high places, bankers, professors in 
universities, physicians of world achievement, lawyers. 
But now they have not a place to sleep nor a crust to 
eat. Ought it not to be the coveted privilege of every 
true child of God to minister to these little ones of His 
brethren? They will not always be down and out; they 
have within themselves that driving force which has 
explained their persistence through 4000 years of such 
persecutions as have crushed many another nation, 
and exterminated them; but this inherent God-given 
persistency within the Jewish heart has kept them 
above water throughout the centuries, and will so con- 
tinue to keep them until every purpose that God has in 
this people shall be fulfilled to the letter. 

"I Am Live Wire!" 

A spare, thin Jewish refugee came to see me; he was 
fresh from Berlin, but he could talk excellent English, 
despite his foreign accent. He brought with him the 
portfolio of his curriculum vitae; he had been the man- 
ager of one of the largest banks in Germany, his salary 
had been something like 40,000 marks a year. His face, 
his whole bearing, was that of a master of men, a man 
who was accustomed to giving orders and to being 
obeyed. The wife was one of the most beautiful women 
I have ever met; she could most easily move in the 
very highest of social circles, and take her place among 
the nobility. This banker sat opposite me at my desk. 
"I am what you say in America, 'live wire'. In Berlin 
I earned 40,000 marks a year; here in America I look 
for job $10 a week. I will scrub floors, I will wash win- 
dows, I will run errands, I will do anything and every- 
thing to make living for my wife and child. But I will 
not always scrub floors; by and by my employer will 


JANUARY 17, 1942 

find out that I am live wire, then he will promote me 
and then I will rise." When we agreed to grant him 
$12 a week to keep him alive until he should find a job, 
he broke down and wept like a child. "To think" he 
sobbed, "that I should come to you a perfect stranger, 
the first time you ever saw me in your life, and you 
should give me this money!" But, what an opportunity 
this was for us to give him this visible and practical 
testimony for the Lord Jesus Christ ! 

From another grateful refugee, a mother who used 
to be a practising physician in Vienna, and who came 
to us with the husband, also a physician, and their two 
children, we have received many letters bubbling over 
with gratitude for what help this, mission has been able 
to give to them. We have cared for this family for over 
a year while the mother and father are studying afresh 
the medical science of our country so that they might 
be qualified to pass new examinations, to open up a 
practise in America and once more to earn a living. 
Here are a few paragraphs from a recent letter this 
dear child of God sent us: 
Dear Dr. Cohn: — 

You certainly remember, when I came over from 
England last year with my children. What yould 
I have done, if you would not have helped me? I 
never forget my dear friends in England who have 
brought me to you. God was our convoy at sea at 
that dangerous time and we left all our life to His 

During the last year, in which we so richly have 
received your Christian love, you made all of us 
forget those troubles we went through. Today, 
when you brought our children back from the 
camp, I cannot be quiet; I must thank you so 
much! And I don't thank you only for the most 

wonderful vacations they ever had, but also for all 
your humane kindness and generosity all this year. 

Your noble example of Christianity has made my 
children forget their disappointments they had in 
their birthtown. They don't speak any more about 
their best friends in Vienna, who after one certain 
night behaved as bad enemies. Our children's 
souls which were so badly hurt, when their poor 
father was taken to one of the worst concentration 
camps, have been completely healed during this 
last year by the sunshine of your Christian love. 

I pray that your blessed country, where there is 
no discrimination, may become the new home 
country of our children one day, and that you as a 
great followers of our dear Lord Jesus Christ may 
be to our children like a shining light, which to ap- 
proach may be their goal. 

Thankfully yours, 

S. H. 

The most important prophetic fact of the present 
hour for the church to keep in mind is that our Lord's 
coming is literally around the corner. If the Lord 
should take us up to be with Him before tomorrow's 
sun shall rise, who is going to preach the gospel here 
upon this earth? One thing is sure, God must have a 
continuing witness concerning Himself upon this earth. 
Do you not see the place that He has for the Jew in 
this dispensational program? To this Jew we must 
now, if we have the minds of Christian statesmen, 
bring the gospel message with ever intensified force, so 
that when we are taken out, they may seize from us 
the torch of gospel light, and then this little remnant 
of Israelites will be the ones upon whom God will de- 
pend for continuing the witness concerning Himself. 

Hunted and haunted the wide world over by Nazi hate, these Jewish refugees find Christian welcome and Christian hospitality. Christ- 
mas dinner at the Brooklyn building of the American Board of Missions to the Jews. Most of these ore believers. "Sweet land 
of liberty" never hod a deeper meaning as these victims of hate thanked God for a Christmas of love and freedom, and above 
all, for that greatest of all gifts, the Lord Jesus Christ. 

— -_ — . . - 


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ELIAS ZIMMERMAN, Los Angeles, Calif. 

Rev. Z 


Due to the Nazi propaganda against the Jews, the 
Jewish question is discussed everywhere. It is about 
time that the church and the Christian people take 

up the question in 
earnest: "What are 
we to do about the 
Jew?" "What is 
our obhgation to 
the Jew?" The 
church has been 
altogether too in- 
different to this 
question, with ter- 
ribly traffic results, 
not only to the 
Jews but also, as 
we shall see later, 
to herself and to 
the world at large. 
"What are we to 
do about the Jew?" 
God's Word is our 
only but sufficient 
guide. Our Lord 
says plainly: 

"Preach the gospel to 
every creature." 

"Every creature," 
surely includes the 
Jew. About this 
there can be no 
question whatso- 
ever. But many 
Christian people 
say, let us attend to the Gentile first — they are much 
more numerous, much more needy, and much more 
accessible and hopeful. God's reply to this is: 

"There Is no difference between the Jew and the Gentile, for the 
same Lord over all is rich unto all thot call upon Him. For who- 
soever shall call upon the name of the Lord shell be saved" (Rom. 

The church has said, and keeps on saying by word 
and deed, that there is a difference, a difference in 
favor of the Gentile. God says there is none. Which 
is right? The only two forms of Christianity that have 
been presented to the Jewish people throughout most 
of Christendom, in the past centuries, have been bitter 
persecution and some form or other of idolatry. Have 
we any right to complain of the hardness or even 
blasphemy on the part of some Jews in their attitude 
towards Christ and Christianity? Can we expect a 
different attitude on the part of the Jewish people? 
Christ's command to His disciples and to us is to carry 
the good news of salvation to every individual on the 
face of the earth. And the Holy Spirit assures us there 
is no difference between Jew and Gentile, but that 
whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall 
be saved. 

However, not only does our Lord command us to 
preach the good tidings of salvation to every creature, 
but He also lays down the procedure we are to follow, 
the method we are to carry out in obeying His com- 
mandment. Before His ascension we are told that 
our risen Lord opened the understanding of his dis- 
ciples that they might understand the Scriptures. 

"And He said unto them. Thus it is written, and thus it behoved 
Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day. And that 
repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name 
among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem." 

"Beginning at Jerusalem" does not mean begin at 
home as it is usually explained. Nowhere in the Bible, 
as far as we know, does the word Jerusalem stand as 
a synonym for home. Now, it is perfectly legitimate 
and right and fair for us to make such an applica- 
tion of this passage of Scripture; but this is not what 
Christ said and what He meant. What Christ did 
say and what He did mean was that His disciples were 
to begin their missionary activities in Jerusalem, for 
there was the center of Jewish life, the center of the 
religious life of the Jew, the center and the heart of 
the Jewish people. In other words begin with the 
Jew: or, as the apostle Paul, who knew the mind of 
Christ as no other disciple, tells us: "to the Jew first." 
The same Paul who once hated and despised every 
Jew who called upon the name of Jesus now longed 
and yearned that all the Jews might find salvation 
through this same Jesus. The same Paul who once 
thought it the height of folly and shame and blas- 
nhemy for any Jew to confess that Jesus is the Christ, 
the Redeemer of Israel, now proclaims with all the 
vigor that is within him that: 

"Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed" (Rom. 10:11), 

and that the gospel of Christ is the dynamo generated 
by God Himself unto salvation to every one that be- 
lieveth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek" (Rom. 
1:16). And Paul not only prayed for the salvation of 
Israel, he not only taught and preached "to the Jew 
first," but he practiced what he prayed and what he 
preached throughout his entire ministry. Read the 
book of Acts, and you will find that in all of his mis- 
sionary activities, in all of his missionary journeys, 
he went first to the synagogue and preached Christ 
to the Jew. Even on his visit to the synagogue at 
Antioch where the Jews "spake against those things 
which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blas- 
pheming," he tells them, 

"It was necessary that the Word of God should first hove been 
spoken to you." 

Even though he yearned for their salvation, even 
though his heart ached and grieved because of their 
stubborness in reiecting Christ, yet he felt some satis- 
faction in the thought that he had done his part, 
that he had done his duty, that he had followed the 
example and the method laid down by his Lord and 
Savior. It is quite true that he also tells those Jews: 

"But seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of 
everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles" (Acts 13:46). 

And some thoughtless and ignorant Christians have 
grasped on this as an excuse, as their alibi for their 
neglect of going with the gospel to the Jewish people. 
"Aha, you see" they say. "even the great apostle Paul 
says that he is through with the Jews, that he is 
turning his back on them, and that he is now going 
to the Gentiles." But they forget that Paul is speak- 
ing here of the Jews and to the Jews of Antioch only. 
For soon after we find him and his comnanion, Bar- 
nabas, on their way to another city, Iconium, their 
next stopping place. And there we read: 

"And it come to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into 
the synagogue of the Jews, and so soake, that a great multitude both 
of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed" (Act. 14:1). 

In Acts 17:1,2 we read: 

"Now when they hod passed through Amphipolis and Apolonia, they 
came to Thessalonica, where was a synogogue of the Jews. And Paul, 
as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days rea- 
soned with them out of the scriptures." 


JANUARY 17, 1942 

While in Corinth we are told that 
"He reasoned in the synagogues every sabbath, and persuaded the 
Jews and the Greeks" (Act. 18:4). 

In Ephesus, where Paul spent three busy months 
preaching the gospel, we are told that 

"He went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of 
three months, reasoning and persuading the things concerning the 
kingdom of God" (Act. 19:8). 

What does all this mean? Simply this: when the 
apostle Paul said, "seeing ye put it from you, and 
judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we 
turn to the Gentiles," he spoke to the Jews of Anti- 
och. The gospel was preached to the Jew first in An- 
tioch; and since they refused to heed and to listen, 
Paul and Barnabas turned to the Gentiles of Anti- 
och. But when they came to any other town they felt 
that "it was necessary that the word of God should 
first" be preached to the Jews of that particular 
town or city, whether that be Corinth or Ephesus or 
Rome. The principle, the divine order "to the Jew 
first" did not cease to operate anywhere else because 
the Jews of Antioch or any other town should reject 
Christ and "judge themselves unworthy of everlast- 
ing life." 

Now all this that we have just said is not in contra- 
diction with what we have said at the beginning, 
namely that there is "no difference between the Jew 
and the Gentile." Some years ago we heard a young 
preacher (who just left the seminary and evidently 
had more zeal for the Bible than insight and know- 
ledge of the Bible) preach a missionary message on 
"The Jew First." At the height of his appeal and 
impassioned plea, one of the old deacons shouted 
from the back of the auditorium: "But does not the 
good Book say, 'There is no respect of persons with 
God'?" "Yes," said the young preacher, "but our 
preat text tells us quite distinctly and unmistakably" 
and he began to read in his opened Bible, 

"For I am not ashamed of gospel of Christ: for it is the power of 
God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and 
also to the Greek." 

"There you are, it is as plain as the nose on your 
face." "Yes," shouted back the old deacon — whether 
to justify himself because of a deep felt conviction 
that he never as much as offered a single prayer for 
the lost sheep of the house of Israel, and that he 
never gave as much as a single dollar for Jewish mis- 
sions in the many years of his Christian life, or 
whether to justify himself for not believing in the 
divine order "to the Jew first" we know not — "but" 
he yelled back, "does it not also say quite as plainly 
and quite as unmistakably that 'there is neither Jew 
nor Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich unto all 
that call upon Him" (Rom. 10:12)? The preacher 
was quite confused and did not know what to say in 
answer to that, and to cover his confusion he repeated 
his text, after which the deacon quoted his passage 
again. Many^of the people left the church that night, 
no doubt, feeling that the Word of God contradicted 
itself. To add to the confusion, a retired preacher 
stood up and said that in his view "to the Jew first" 
was literally fulfilled when the gospel was first pre- 
sented to them. "He came to his own, and his own 
received him not." We mention this little incidenc 
because it presents the views and the ignorance and 
the misunderstanding that is generally prevailing 
among the Christian people, the layety as well as the 
clergy, in regard to the teaching of the Word of God 
about "the Jew first." 

In the first place, there is no contradiction^ whatso- 
ever in the passages quoted. All we have to do is to 
examine each passage in its setting. In Rom. 2:9, 
10.11 the Apostle Paul tells us in the same breath, 
"to the Jew first" and "there is no respect of persons 
with God." Evidently Paul knew what he was talking 

on. ..>.u.n„THINK IT OVER .,....,,. ,. 

"Faith is the key that unlocks 
the cabinet of promises and 
empties out their treasures into 
the soul." 

about. He is speaking of rewards for good deeds and 
punishment for evil. 

"Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, 
of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile. But glory, honour, and 
peace to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to 
the Gentile." 

Why "to the Jew first"? Then follows the reason: 
"For there is no respect of persons with God." In 
other words, since God has given the Jews greater 
privileges, he has a right to demand from him greater 
responsibilities. Responsibility goes with privilege and 
ability, and chastisment and punishment is measured 
out accordingly. Because God has chosen the Jewish 
people to be His witnesses among the nations of the 
earth, because they are the seed of Abraham, and be 
cause "they are beloved for their fathers' sake" does 
not mean that He will close His eyes to the abuse 
of their privileges and their misdeeds and transgres- 
sions. Oh, no! "For there is no respect of persons 
with God." When the Jew fails and does not measure 
up to his responsibilities, then he gets "tribulation 
and anguish" first. The Gentile and even the church 
sa"s "good." There is general approval. "But" adds 
the Holy Spirit, "glory, honour, and peace" also "to 
the Jew first" if he does good. "For there is no 
respect of persons with God." 

In Rom. 10:12, where we are told that "there is 
neither Jew nor Greek," the apostle Paul speaks about 
the relationship between the sinner and God and the 
method by which he can find forgiveness of sin and 
salvation through Christ. 

"Whosoever believeth shall not be put to shame." 

In V. 13 we read: 

"Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." 

The emphasis is on the "whosoever." At the begin- 
ning of the chapter Paul tells us that his heart's 
desire and prayer to God was that Israel might be 
saved, because the Jews did not submit themselves 
to the righteousness of God, and were going about to 
establish their own righteousness. "No," says Paul, 
"there is no difference between Jew and Greek" faith 
in Christ is the only avenue of salvation, and it is 
the only kind of righteousness that counts with God 
for either Jew or Gentile. 

There remains but one other passage for us to con- 
sider briefly, and that is found in Gal. 3:28. 

"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, 
there is neither male nor female." 

The meaning and intent of this passage is quite 
clear and evident when we read the last part of the 

"For ye are all one in Christ Jesus." 

In Christ there is neither Jew nor Gentile; out of 
Christ "to the Jew first." 

In the second place, was the divine principle "to the 
Jew first" chronological? Was this order, ordained 
by God Himself and followed by the great apostle 
Paul, temporary and confined to the times of Christ 
and the apostles? If so, where and when did this 


order cease to operate? Where and when was this 
method changed? 

There is no doubt that no one can possibly put his 
finger on the chapter and verse, on the day and year, 
when the change took place; but just the same there is 
a general prevailing feeling among many God-fearing 
Christians, and even among many faithful fundament- 
alist ministers of the gospel, that again and again 
the Jew had the opportunity, and Christ and the 
apostles gave them the choice, and the Jews deliber- 
ately and persistently refused to believe and accept 
Him as their Messiah. When Pilate pointed to Him 
and said "Behold your King!" they cried, "Away with 
him, away with him. crucify him." When Pilate asked 
them "Shall I crucify your King?" the chief priest 
made a terrible, tragic choice for the nation in answer- 
ing, "We have no king but Caesar;" When the Jews 
cried "His blood be upon us and our children" they 
brought doom upon themselves and their children. 

Somehow there is a feeling that with Pentecost a 
change took place, a new order came into being, and a 
new dispensation was started. But we seem to forget 
that it was on the cross, while wounded, bleeding and 
dying, our Lord prayed "Father forgive them, for 
they know not what they do." We seem to overlook 
the fact that it was many days after the crucificion 
that our risen Lord commanded His disciples, "Go, 
preach the gospel to every creature, beginning with 
Jerusalem." And so many of us fail to realize that 
it was approximately 25 years after the crucifixion 
and Penticost that the epistle to the Romans was 
written, where we are told that the apostle Paul 
preached and practiced "to the Jew first." Look at 
Rom. 1:16. There some tremendous assertions are 
made by Paul: (H that the gospel is the power of 
God unto salvation; (2i that this power is not limited, 
it is "to every one that believeth; and finally, "to the 
Jew first." Is the first statement true today as it 
was in the days of Paul? Or has the gospel lost its 
power? Is it no longer the power of God? "To every 
believer" surely is as true today as it was almost 
2000 years ago. How about the last statement, "to 
the Jew first"? Are not these three truths eternal.'' 
Or by what right does anyone claim that the first 
two are eternal, and the last one only chronological 
and therefore canceled? It is indeed a dangerous 
thing to handle Scripture in such a fashion, and make 
the word of God of none effect. 

And now time and space will permit us to mention 
only some of the reasons why God has laid dowTi this 
method for us to follow in our missionary activities 
and enterprises. True, to those that love the Lord 
all that should be necessary is to know that "thus 
saith the Lord," but the Word of God, has not left us 
in the dark on that point. 

1. In Rom. 3:1 Paul asks the question: 

"What advantage hath the Jew?" 

And quick as lightning and definite comes the an- 

"Much every way" yea in many, many respects, but "chiefly, be- 
cause unto them were committed the oracles of God." 

In the ninth chapter of the same epistle he elabor- 
ates and tells us that to them 

"Pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and 
the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises. Whoso 
are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ come, 
who is Over all God blessed for ever." 

Need we make any comment to all this? What a 
crescendo of divine music appealing and pleading 
with every true child of God to make "the Jew first" 
in his prayers, in his giving, and in his presentation 
of the gospel to every creature! 

2. The apostle Paul gives us our second reason in 
the tenth chapter of Romans when he tells us why 


[^e4ne4i^MeA> for ^ what 

's hypocrisy to pray 
you are not 
willing to work for." 


his heart's desire and prayer and longing was that 
Israel might be saved. 

"For I bear them record that they hove a zeal of God, but not 
according to knowledge." 

This is true today as it was in the days of Paul. Paul 
never forgot his own zeal in persecuting his own 
brethren according to the flesh in his blind ignorance. 
Paul realized, as few have realized since, the vast 
amount of zeal and energy stored in the heart and 
soul of the Jew for God, but which was either dormant 
or used not according to knowledge. How he prayed 
and how he labored that this energy and this zeal 
might be used according to knowledge, in the service 
of his Lord and Master! This is just as true today. 
What a flood of energy and zeal would be utilized if 
the Jew could be won for Christ today! It would 
indeed be "life from the dead." 

3. Our third reason is — no matter what all the 
Pharaohs and the Hamans and the Hitlers think and 
say about the Jews — 

"They ore beloved for their father's sake." 

God loves them. Do you? How can any child of 
God hate or despise those whom He loves? How can 
any child of God fail to pray and to give and to labor 
for their salvation "first," when God says do it for 
the sake of their fathers, for the sake of Abraham 
and Moses and Isaiah and David! 

4. Because the church and every Christian is more 
indebted to them than to any other people. The 
Scriptures, and the promises, and all that is dear 
and precious and holy to us, we have received from 
them and through them. "Salvation is of the Jews" 
said our Lord. Surely our common sense of gratitude 
demands some definite expression of appreciation 
towards them. 

5. Because all the spiritual blessings that God has 
ypt in store for the nations and the world will come 
through the channel chosen by God, the Jewish na- 

"For thou art a holy people unto the Lord thy God: The Lord 
thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above 
all the people that are upon the face of the earth" (Duet. 7:61. "In 
thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed" (Gen. 22:18). 

And isn't this the reason why God has kept and 
preserved the Jewish people throughout their long 
and stormy history, when nation after nation has 
sought their utter destruction and extinction? The 
Jew still exists; and he is kept separate and is pre- 
served to be blessed and to become a blessing to all the 

"For if the casting oway (setting aside) of them is the reconcil- 
ing of the world, what shall the receiving of them be but life from 
the dead?" (Rom, 11:15. 

6. To many of us the second coming of our Lord 
is our blessed hope and the bright shining light of our 
faith, even in these dark days of gloom and confusion 
and wars and rumors of wars. But how many of us 
realize that we are literally hindering and delaying 
His return because of the neglect of the church to 
go with the gospel to the Jew, and because of our dis- 
obedience to the divine order of "to the Jew first'"' 
And yet this is the truth. For we are told in the 
Word of God that Christ came to call out a people 
unto Himself, from among the Jews as well as the 


JANUARY 17, 1942 

Gentiles, which will malie up the completed body of 
our Lord here upon earth. Our blessed Lord will not 
return until this body is complete. Now look at 
church gatherings and our church rolls. How many 
Cohens and Levis and Goldsteins will you find there? 
Yes, we may pray, "Lord, come quickly," but how many 
of us are doing our part to make it a reality? And 
how many of us realize that it has been Satan's master 
stroke all along to keep the church indifferent towards 
the Jew, and to get many of our ministers to misin- 
terpret and misapply and many of God-fearing Cliris- 
tian people to ignore the Divine order, "to the Jew 
first," and so delay the return of our blessed Lord and 
his own doom and destruction? 

7. And finally, because of the rich blessings that 
God has in store for those of His children who sin- 
cerely and faithfully make "the Jew first" in their 
prayers and missionary activities. Just the other day 
' good Christian friend of ours called us up, and told 
us how richly and abundantly the Lord has blessed 
her life and her home because she lias made "the 
Jew first" a vital part of her prayers and her giving 
and her labors. And many are the God-fearing peo- 
ple and Bible teachers and ministers throughout the 
land who can testify to the truthfulness of it. Yes, 
pray and give and labor "for the peace of Jerusalem, 
for they shall prosper that love thee" (Ps. 122:6). 


Roger W. Babson says, "I have not been able to 
find a single and useful institution which has not 
been founded by eitlier an intensely religious man 
or by the son of a praying mother. I have made this 
statement before the Chambers of Commerce of all 
the largest cities of the country, and have asked them 
to bring forward a case that is an exception to 
this rule. Thus far, I have not heard of a single one." 
— Watchman Examiner. 

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"Ye gave me meat ... ye gave me drink ... ye took 
me in ... ye clothed me ... ye visited me ... ye 
came unto me"! And Christ says: "Ye have done it 
unto me" (Matt. 25:35-49). 

It is indeed a privilege to serve God among His 
chosen people, Israel, in various ways, as mentioned 

Many times I have asked myself the question: "How 
can the Jewish people be won to Clirist?" And each 
time my heart responded: "Not by might, nor by 
power, but by my Spirit, S8,ith the Lord of hosts" 
(Zech. 4:6). Yes, it is only by that power that any 
soul can be won for Christ. Practical Christianity 
must often be exercised first before they will listen 
to the Word of God. Let me mention one day's ex- 
perience in my visitation work. 

I asked tlie Holy Spirit to lead me to needy souls, 
and to use me as it pleased Him. So I came to the 
mission to select suitable clothing for a young Jewish 
motlier and lier babe. Upon leaving, I noticed a 
Jewish woman reading the portion of Scripture in 
Yiddish displayed in our window. She seemed sur- 
prised to see sucli literature here, and was even more 
surprised when I offered her a New Testament in 
Yiddish. She accepted it; and just then the street 
car came, and she was gone. May the Holy Spirit, the 
Author, interpret for her the Word of God. 

I came to the young Jewish woman with the baby. 
The report had come to us that she was ill. But she 
greeted me cordially, and said that she was feeling 
good. She had been frightened by the "blackout," 
but soon had become more calm like the rest of us. 
We unpacked the clothes which I had brought, and you 
should have seen her smile! (Thank you. friends from 
Southgate, for bringing the clothing. We are making 
good use of them.) Both the mother and the father 
are Hebrew Christians. And, by-the-way, the young 
motlier accepted Christ as her Savior in our mission, 
and was baptised in the First Brethren Church of 
Whittier, Calif., by Rev. Chas. H. Ashman. Both 
father and mother witness for Christ as opportunity 
offers, and they are anxious to have the baby dedi- 
cated unto the Lord in the mission. We had prayer 
together, and then I left. 

My next visit was at a convalescent's home The 
friend I came to see is an ardent witness to Jews and 
Gentiles about the grace of God. Several Jewish 
families in that apartment house are interested in 
the claims of Christ. While I was there, two of these 
women came in to talk about the things of God and 
Christ. One could not understand, and wondered 
how God could possibly forgive a murderer even upon 
confession of his sins. And then it was our oppor- 
tunity to explain to her the meaning of grace, and 
that Christ died for all, yea, even a murderer. 

The third stop was at a home where the father 
has been away for two years. The mother has night 
work, and the boy goes to school. This particular 
evening the mother was depressed and discouraged 
because of disappointing news received from her 
husband. Then the boy came home from school with 
a note from the nurse, stating that he had impetigo 
with directions how to treat it. I purchased the 
needed medication, bandaged the hand, and both 
seemed easier. "Just a bit of love." And "Inasmuch 
as ye have done it unto the least of these my (Jew- 
ish) brethren, ye have done it unto me." 



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8 New Members for Cleveland — 

Showers of blessings continue to frequent our Breth- 
ren Mission work in Cleveland, where Brother Walter 
Lepp recently began his pastorate. The congregation 
is growing numerically, financially and spiritually. 
Eight new members, including a family of four, were 
added this week following a special baptismal service 
Sunday, Jan. 11th. Let's continue to pray for this 
promising field of opportunity. 

Bus for Clayhole — 

The National Sisterhood has voted to purchase a bus 
for the Clayhole, Ky., mission. The former bus sim- 
ply fell apart. The bus down there gets hard usage. 
It goes full every trip. The work is now suffering 
for lack of a bus. The sooner it can be obtained the 
better for the work. The bus that is preferred is one 
that has been used as a school bus, and is in good 
repair. The school boards change types of busses 
every few years, and these buses are still able to do 
good service in our mission work. If any of our Breth- 
ren have knowledge of such a bus that could be ob- 
tained, please write the secretary of the Council at 
once, describing the machine and the price of it. The 
secretary was down there a few weeks ago and the work 
is really suffering for lack of transportation for scores 
of the Sunday School attendants. 

Kentucky Needs Clothing Now — 

When we were in Clayhole recently the clothing 
room was almost bare of winter clothes. Bro. Landrum 
remarked that very little was coming in. We urge the 
Women's Missionary Councils, and others who can do 
so, to send clothing at once, please. It is already 
very late. After January very little winter clothing 
can be used. Please do what you can now, while the 
need is upon them. 

Hagerstown Building Is Proceeding — 

Last week in Hagerstown, we found the church 
building going up steadily. It was raining when we 
were there, but we got a couple of pictures that were 
not so bad. They were not so good either, for some 
reason. The stone work is up to the first floor, and 
they are going right on up as fast as they can raise 
the money. So far they have been unable to borrow 
anything, so they are just going ahead on what they 
can raise from week to week among themselves. These 
dear people are showing a wonderful snirit. The 
world is becoming more and more a difficult place 
for the church of Christ. It is almost impossible to 

A view of the construction work at Hagerstown with the pastor on 
the scene. 

borrow money for church building purposes at all. 
The government agencies will not lend to the church, 
nor will they allow the banks to do so except on per- 
sonal security (which is a thing the young mission 
church generally has very little of), nor can a build- 
ing and loan association be allowed to loan to a church. 
For a long time the secretary has hoped for a revolving 
building fund of $50,000 out of which loans of not 
more than $5,000 could be made to new works just 
when they need it most. It should be made without 
interest charp- and paid back by annual appropria- 
tions from the Council from current funds. Thus 
the fund would always be replenished, but the church 
would get the help at the right time to prevent hurt 
and delay to the work. Well, such a fund would be 
a blessing to Hagerstown right now. But the pastor 
and his people are not dismayed by their difficulties, 
and are going ahead, trusting that the Lord will 
provide in one way or another. We praise God for the 
wonderful spirit manifested in our mission points. 

Back In Washington — 

We were privileged to spend a few days here with 
Bro. R. E. Donaldson and his daughter Mabel. Bro. 
Donaldson is one of our directors on the Council, and 
it was profitable in many ways to be here. He prints, 
free of charge, much of the material used by the Coun- 
cil. He cannot do large work for his press is small. 
But his assistance is of great help to us. We found 
the Washington church going along in a fine way 
under Bro. Bernard Schneider. He is developing ma- 
terial for the ministry from among his men already. 
In a few years there will undoubtedly be several from 
this congregation to give their lives to full service for 
the gospel. He told us that the Washington church 
had set their goal at $2,000 for their Thanksgiving 
offerin°; for home missions. Maybe you think that 
didn't make us feel good! It will be a great day for 
the gospel here in America when all our Brethren 
churches and pastors once get the real vision and 
passion for home missions. It is the key to every 
greater work we ever hope to do for our Lord before 
He returns. 


JANUARY 17, 1942 

Winchester Getting Started Again — 

Rev. and Mrs. Paul Dick 

As most of our readers already know, Norman Up- 
house has left Winchester and taken the new work 
at North Riverdale in Dayton. Paul Dick and his 
wife have come from the Grafton, W. Va., field to 
take up Winchester. They have now been on the 
ground for two weeks, and they are already doing 
mighty fine. Brother Dick is getting hold of the sit- 
uation and will soon be leading this people out to 
greater things for Christ. He is handling the radio 
programs in a fine way. His wife is a most accom- 
plished pianist, and is in this way an invaluable aid 
in these programs. The people have already fallen 
in love with them and have confidence in their leader- 
ship. Pray for them and the work, that multitudes 
may be brought to Christ. 

Uniontown, Penna. 

On our way west we stopped in to see Bro. Clough 
for a few minutes. Sister Clough knew that we really 
longed for one of her good vegetable dinners, and did 
she give it to us! What a meal that was! Bro. 
Clough is still going from victory to victory in his 
Uniontown field. There is never a dull moment at 
Uniontown. God has surely glorified Himself in a great 
work through our brother in that city. And they are 
doubling their Thanksgiving offering there also! 

North Riverdale, Dayton, Ohio — 

This is the first time that we had been back here 
since the meetings we held in the tent during August. 
Brother and Sister Uphouse are doing a wonderful 
work already. They are happy in the fine parsonage 
which this new congregation is already buying for 
them. The night that we were there, the building 
committee was making its final decisions on the 
building plans. The steam shovel was ordered out on 
the site the next morning to start the excavation. 
So there is going to be a new church building in North 
Riverdale early next spring ready for dedication. And 
right in the midst of all this strain under which 
they labor, with a thousand needs for money for 
themselves, they have given over $300 for the Thanks • 
giving offering for home missions that others might 
have the gospel also. Praise God for a people like 
this. Little wonder that the hand of our God is upon 
them for good. 

The Revival At Osceola — 

As we write these lines we are in a campaign to reach 
souls in our Osceola, Ind., mission. These faithful 
Brethren have stuck to their guns through thick and 
thin, and it has been pretty thin a lot of the time! 
There are some mighty fine folks here, and if it 
hadn't been for Brother and Sister Herman Schu- 

macher, who have never known what it means to give 
up, we wonder if the work would have ever come to 
its present place of blessing. There will be a won- 
derful story told in heaven some day of the faith and 
labors and sacrifices of laymen whose names have 
never been mentioned on earth. 

Here we have a fine church building that is now 
just a year old, appropriate, comfortable, and attrac- 
tive. They have just the one room, but there is 
plenty of space on the grounds to build to it and care 
for the Sunday School as it grows. And it has been 
growing, too. A brilliant Neon electric sign lights up 
the front of the church for all who pass by to read. 
A heavy traffic passes by on the highway No. 33 that 
fronts the location. 

Bro. Robert Hill one of our seniors in Grace Sem- 
inary, is now pastor of this group and is doing a very 
fine work. As soon as he graduates from school next 
May, he will be able to make much faster progress 
in the work. There are people here by the hundred 
to reach with the gospel. Bro. Hill is well liked by 
his people and they are warm in their praise of the 
sermons he preaches and the fine Christian spirit he 
shows in the work. 

So far we have had delegations from New Troy, 
Imbody Community church, Elkhart Baptist, and 
many from other churches. A fine spirit of helpful- 
ness and brotherly interest has been manifested by 
other churches. But we will have to close this report 
here as we must go to press. The results of the meet- 
ing will have to wait till the next Home Mission 
Number of the Herald. 

One Hour At Grace Seminary — 

At the reauest of Dr. McClain, we drove over to the 
seminary and spoke to the student body on home mis- 
sions, believe it or not. We enjoyed it a lot; but 
whether the students did, we cannot say. Anyway, 
those students are going to give an offering for home 
missions! Of all individuals who might be expected 
to pitv themselves and keep what they have, they are 
giving that others miffht have a chance to hear the 
gospel. Some of those students have almost to live 
on love and scenery because of their limited incomes, 
but they are thinking of others. That is a spirit 
that God will reward. Right today there is one real 
detriment to Grace Seminary: its student body is just 
one fourth the size it ought to be and MUST be to 
fulfil the ministry it is designed for. Something must 
be done about this, pastors, and soon! 


We have been so busy here in Modesto that we have 
not had time to send our news items, but here are 
some of them. Since July 1 we have taken into the 
church 21 new members, 7 by letter and 14 by bap- 
tism. This just doubles our membership, as we had 
only 21 members on July 1. 

Our attendance in Bible School is about 55 average, 
and they all remain for church. Our attendance in 
the evening is about 40 or 45, and prayer meeting 
between 25 and 30. We took our home mission offer- 
ing Nov. 23 and the amount in cash and pledges was 
even $425. We praise the Lord for His goodness to us. 

One Saturday night recently, about 45 members 
and friends surprised us in our new home and pre- 
sented us with a lovely mantle clock, and also with 
the assistance of Brother and Sister Hammers from 
Tracy, held a beautiful dedicatory service, and dedi- 
cated our new home to the Lord. We appreciated 
very much this thoughtfulness of our friends in ar- 
ranging this occasion. 

Ralph, Grace, and Sam Rambo. 



We are publishing the first of the gifts to our 
Thanksgiving offering. The reports of wonderful in- 
creases as shown by our mission churches makes us 
mighty proud of them. They have set a remarkable 
example of devotion to Christ to all of our churches. 
Some of our mission churches have doubled, some 
have tripled, and some have quadrupled their offer- 
ing of last year. It is clear that churches which have 
come up as mission points realize how vital is the need 
for supporting home mission work liberally. Having 
depended upon such aid, they appreciate its import- 
ance to their existence. Now note the offerings from 
some of them. 

Modesto, Calif., reporting 41 members to date, writes 
that they have $425 in their offering. They meet in 
a rented hall and have all of the burden of erecting 
a church building before them. They average over 
$10 per member. 

Wooster, O., with 50 members, has sent in $328.47. 
This point is now two years old. 

Flora, Ind., with 106 members, reports $479, and they 
purpose to go to $500. This work is just a little over 
a year and one-half old. 

Cleveland, O., another mission point with 110 mem- 
bers, reports $425. 

North Riverdale, Dayton, O., our newest baby church, 
has sent us $200, with $100 or more still to come. They 
have about 35 members. 

Hag-erstown, Md., has just sent us $317, with more 
to come. This is more than the former church in 
Hagerstown used to give. These dear folks are right 

now in the midst of the financial strain of a building 
program. They are now just about two years old. 

Our Third Church of Los Angeles, Calif., has sent in 
$228, with perhaps another $100 to come. This work is 
now just two years old. They have just 56 members. 

Mansfield, O., which is so far just a Bible Class, hav- 
mg not been organized into a church, meeting in a 
public park civic room and having a total of 50 in 
their group, reports an offering of $150. These people 
surely show the right kind of a spirit for a new church. 

Ft. Wayne, Ind., a mission point which has just be- 
come self-supporting, reports an offering of $820. They 
have about 150 members. That is the kind of a spirit 
that Brethren Home Missions builds into its churches. 

Berne, Ind., a country church, laid a cool $1000 on 
the line for home missions on Thanksgiving Sunday. 
This amount has now gone up to over $1100. Who 
said that it wasn't worth while to establish country 
churches? This church has a membership of about 

Fillmore, Calif., rises from $47 last year to $235 this 
year, with more coming. That is an increase of over 
400%. Something surelv has happened in Fillmore. 

It is to be noted that all excent the last three 
churches are mission noints. What more could we 
ask in the way of progress, devotion, and sacrifice 
in our mission churches? Isn't it pardonable to be 
nroud of such a wonderful testimony? What a fine 
tribute this is to the ministry of our mission pastors. 
We would like to mention many other splendid reports 
which have come in so far, but space forbids. Read 
the report that follows. 



NOTE: All funds for general except those 
designated os follows; (N.R.D.) North Ri- 
verdale, Dayton, 0.; (El Evangelistic; I LI 
Literature; I Hag) Hagerstown, Md.; (C.K.) 
Clayhole, Ky.; (H.B.F.) Hagerstown, Build- 
ing fund; I Wo) Wooster; (Ky) Kentucky. 

Mr. & Mrs. W. W. Heltman, 

Oakland, Calif $ 50.00 

A Friend 150.00 

Dr. & Mrs. J. W. Tibbols, 

Panora, la 25.00 

Miss Ruth Kent, Wakarusa, Ind 20.00 

Mrs. Velina Kent, Wakaruso, Ind. . 5.00 
Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Melton, 

Texarkana, Tex. 

(Dallas Center, la., Bre. Church) .. 2.00 
Mrs. Ben Weaver, Nappanee, Ind. . , 7.00 
Milford Gospel Mission, Milford, Ind.. 7.00 
Miss Jo. L. Morris, Anderson, Ind. 

(Clay City Bre. Church) (C.K.) 25.00 
Mr. & Mrs. E. C. Moser, Claysville, Pa. 2.00 
Mr. & Mrs. F. B. Lindower, 

Hartville, 15.00 

Elizabeth, Roy and Warren 

Bowser, Arnold, Pa 15.00 

G. C. Brumbaugh, Hill City, Kan 8.00 

Mrs. Alice B Vanator, Warsaw, Ind. 

(All Miss. Points) 9.50 

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Coover, 

Harbor Springs, Mich 4.00 

Miss Isabella Mast, 

Spooner, Wis 10.00 

Mrs. Grace Hurley, 

Sunol, Calif 7.50 

R. R. Boon, Durham, Calif 5.00 

Mrs. Barbara Musser, 

Nappanee, Ind 5.00 

Mrs. H. S. Enslow, Ottawa, Kan 3.00 

Mrs Seltha Dawson, Marion, Ind. . . 100.00 
Prof, and Mrs. Herman Hoyt, 

(Ellet Brethren Church) 35.00 

Mrs. Anna Long, 

Pleasant Hill, 0. (N.R.D.) 1.00 

A Friend (Ohio) 1.00 

A Friend (Calif.) 2.00 

Southeast District Rally 2.00 

Mrs. Frank Sprague, Jefferson, la. . 3.00 

Lem Hildebrand, Johnstown, Po 5.00 

1st Brethren Church, 

Sharpsville, Ind 10.00 

West Tenth St., Brethren Church, 

Ashland, 0. 

Rev. & Mrs. Curtis G. Morrill 13.00 

Stephen and Elaine Morrill 2.00 

Total 15.00 

1st Brethren Church, 
Clay City, Ind. 

Mr. & Mrs. J. J. Luther 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. C. C. Reush 5.00 

Mrs. Lewis C. Rentschler 5.00 

Friendship Bible Class 5.00 

General Offering 8.13 

Gifts less than $5.00 1 1.50 

Gifts less than $5.00 (E) (L) 2.00 

Total 39.63 

1st Brethren Church, 
Clay City, Ind. 

District Missions (Sh) 2.00 

Total Dist 2.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Veorl A. Denlinger, 

New Lebanon, 25.00 

Pleasant Grove Brethren Church, 
North English, la. 

Estello Myers 10.00 

Dwight Ertell 15.00 

Mr. & Mrs. John R. Myers 25.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Fred Miller 10.00 

Donald Foas 5.00 

Mr. & Mis. Willis Town 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Guy Miller 5.00 

Miss Vera Miller 5.00 

Rev. R. H. Kettell (CK.) 5.00 

Mrs. R. H. Kettell 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. August Seifker 5.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 14.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 (E) 2.00 

Total 111.00 

1st Brethren Church, 
Waynesboro, Pa. 

Mr. & Mrs. John Kleppinger 50.00 

Mr. & Mrs. G. E. Helman 

(Gen) (E) 50.00 

Mrs Lulu B. Minnich 50.00 

Mr. & Mrs. John Wollard 30.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Alter 25.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth M. Heffner 

(Hag) 25.00 

NUARY 17, 1942 

Ir. & Mrs. Ernest H. Bearinger . . 25.00 

Ir. & Mrs. Franklin Harmony . . 25.00 

len's Bible Class 25.00 

\r. & Mrs. B. L Stains (Hag) .. 25.00 

Ir. & Mrs. Frank Baumgardner. . 25.00 

Friend (Hag) 25.00 

hilathea Bible Class 25.00 

Ir. & Mrs. Melvin Rock 25.00 

aul B. Miller 20.00 

tr. & Mrs. George Sweeney .... 20.00 

arl Q. Sheeley (Gen) (C.K.) ... 13.00 

tr. & Mrs. H. J. Rosenberger 10.00 

less Elsie Good 10.00 

tr. & Mrs. Lawrence Young .... 10.00 

tr. & Mrs. J. Edw. Cordell' 10.00 

tr. Chorles E. Martin 10.00 

tr. & Mrs. Harry G. Peiffer 10.00 

tr. & Mrs. Lloyd Schildt 10.00 

arry Georhart 10.00 

tr. &Mrs. Cletus L. Rock (Hag) . . 10.00 

tr. & Mrs. W. E. Bearinger 10.00 

Ir. & Mrs. Floyd Monns 10.00 

Friend 7.00 

enneth Leidig 5.00 

enior S.M.M. Society 5.00 

trs. Goldie Blaha 5.00 

Irs. Lutie Koontz 5.00 

tr. & Mrs. Scott Bingaman 5.00 

tr. & Mrs. Harry A. Miller 5.00 

Friend 5.60 

'. C. Sheeley 5.00 

eroy Yingling 6.00 

trs. W. B. Heefner 5.00 

trs. R. D. Crees 5.00 

ev. R. D. Crees 5.00 

rank Baumgardner 5.00 

hyllis Stains 5.00 

/alter Manherst 5.00 

dwin Hebb 5.00 

Vm. H. Bearinger 5.00 

ignal Lights 5.00 

ntermediate C.E 5.00 

:hurch gifts less than $5.00 .... 68.02 

unday School 189.16 

Total $953.78 

Brethren Church, 
llayton, 0. 

\r. & Mrs. W. P. R. Shank 10.00 

Kr. & Mrs. W. A. Seifer 50j00 

Mss Lillie Landis 10.00 

^r. & Mrs. Beryl Whiting 10.00 

^r. & Mrs. Roy Landis 5.00 

itr. & Mrs. Chas. Loffman 5.00 

^rs Ruth Waymire 5.00 

^r. & Mrs. E. E. Zeisert 5.00 

lifts less than $5.00 6.00 

Total $106.00 

i. Belle Zook, Huntington, Ind. . . 5.00 

estone Brethren Church, 
imestone, Tenn. 

(tr. & Mrs. Rolph Armentrout . . . 20.00 

\. D. Arnold 20.00 

elia Arnold 15.00 

itr. & Mrs. J. F. Brobeck 5.00 

Ar. & Mrs. 0. E. McCracken . . . 10.00 

Ars. J. M. Mongoid 5.00 

(tary Pence 50.00 

V. E. Swinney 5.00 

kdult C.E 5.(X) 

:hurch (Gen.) (Hag) 14.00 

Sifts less than $5.00 4.25 

Totol $153.25 

1st Brethren Church, 
McKee, Pa. 

Mr. & Mrs. Van Ormon (E) 10.00 

Kings Daughters Class (E) 6.68 

Junior Girls Class 5.50 

Mr. & Mrs. W. W. Wertman (E) , . 5.32 

Harry Greenleaf (E) 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Wertman, Jr. , . 5.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 (E) 12.50 

Total $ 50.00 

Third Brethren Church, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Women's Friendly Bible CI. (H.B.F.) 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Struth (H.B.F.) . 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. H. W. Shaw (HBF) . . 5.00 

Mr & Mrs. J. Upright 10.00 

S.S. Class No. 10 (HBF) 10.00 

Mr. Jacob Muller 30.00 

Mr. & Mrs. R. Adams 10.00 

W.M.S. (HBF) 20.00 

Miss Chrissie Dunyan (HBF) 5.00 

Laymen 5.00 

Mrs. Haines S.S. Class 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Philip Pfaff Sr. 

(HBF) (Gen) 15.00 

Jr. C.E. (HBF) 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. F. Haines (HBF) 15.00 

Harry Emhart Jr. (HBF) 5.00 

Rev. & Mrs. Wm. Steffler (HBF). 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. K. Kohler 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Amey 5.00 

Miss Mildred Emhart (HBF) 5.00 

Primary Dept. S.S 7.50 

Mr. & Mrs L. Kolb 10 00 

No Name 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Welte (HBF) . . . 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Philip Pfaff 15.00 

Mr. & Mrs. J. Burns 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. H. Emhart (HBF) ... 25.00 

Mr. & Mrs.C. Buchter (HBF) ... 25.00 

Mrs. Kohler's S.S. Class 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. J. Wilkey 10.00 

Mr. W. C. Jones 5.00 

S. Romig's S.S. Class No. 3 7.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 16.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 (HBF) , . 3.00 

Total $343.50 

1st Brethren Church, 
Wooster, 0. 

Miss Eva Crawford (Gen) (Wo) . . 75.59 

G. A. Johnson 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Stair 10.00 

J. M. Johnson 7.00 

Selma Bauman 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. W. C. Martin 8.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Martin 8.00 

Mr. & Mrs. H. E. Holmes 15.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Arnold 100.00 

Clark and Dwight Stair 6.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Harold Jolliff 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Horry Palmer 8.00 

Mrs. N. J. Marconechio 10.00 

Dr. & Mrs. C. W. Sprowls 35.00 

Miscellaneous 5.88 

Mrs. Clara Beegle 15.00 

Total $328.47 

1st Brethren Church, 
Danville, 0. 

Mr. & Mrs. Roy Conrad 40.00 

Dorcas Conrad 10.00 

Sunday School 30.00 

Wilma and Nellie Magers 25.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Ross Magers 20.00 

Robert Magers 5.00 

Mrs. Hugh Banbury 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Bosll McElroy 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. L. A. Wolford 

and family 5.00 

Mrs. Mollie Sherman 5.00 

Mrs. Sinia Wheaton & daughter . . 5.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 4.00 

Total $169.00 

1st Brethren Church, 
Canton, 0. 

Mr. & Mrs. L. E. Bechfel 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Bell 25.00 

William Brothers 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Walter Crawford 30.00 

Harry Dutka 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Earl Everhart 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Guittar 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. H. A. Heaston 5.00 

Mrs. A. B. Kidder 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Carl Knop 5.00 

Miss June Marsh 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Meiser 5.00 

Mr. Cr Mrs. Harry H. Myers 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Glen O'Neal 10.00 

Primary Dept 66.03 

Mr. & Mrs. Guy Reynolds 7.50 

Mr. & Mrs. D. E. Rice 5.00 

Mrs. Lois Robinson & daughters . 25.00 

Mrs. Carl Shaffer 30.00 

W. A. Shankel 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. R. B. Smith (E) (Gen) 10.00 

Senior W.M.C 5.00 

Ben Voder 5.00 

Young Missionary Women 10.00 

Miss Vino Snyder 30.00 

Loose offering 6.82 

Gifts less than $5.00 22.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Emiyn Smith 5.00 

Mrs. Willa Ocheltree 5.00 

Total $372.35 

1st Brethren Church, 

Tracy, Calif. 

Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Ryhiner 50.00 

Mr. & Mrs. E. E. Lehman 35.00 

Mrs. Geo. E. Pepper 10.00 

W.M.C 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. W .R. Lehman 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. J. B. Coykendall .... 10.00 

Mrs. Nellie Carter 5.00 

Mrs. Alice Wampier 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. A. G. Hennington . . . 5.00 

Rev. & Mrs. Tom Hammers 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. C. H. Clary 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Warren Coykendall . . 9.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 8.60 

Total $162.60 

1st Brethren Church, 
Portis, Kans. 

Mr. & Mrs. T. N. Garner 45.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Paul D. Brumbaugh . . 31.00 

Mr. & Mrs. D. E. Brumbaugh 15.00 

Mr. Charlie Knoll 15.00 

Mr. & Mrs. W. L Brumbaugh... 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Angell 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. L. W. Stewart 

and family 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. T. R. Monroe 5.00 

Misses Maggie & Emma 

Peterson 5.00 

Vernon C. Cone 5.00 



Geo. E. Cone 5.00 

Mrs. Geo. E. Cone 5.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 (Gen) (Ky). 25.40 

Total $176.40 

1st Brethren Church, 
Aleppo, Pa. 

Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Cook 35.00 

Sunday School 30.85 

Total 65.85 

Mr. L. E. Long, Waterloo, la 30.00 

Henry Weimer family. Remington, Va. 

Trinity Brethren Church 5.00 

Mrs. Nellie Kistner, Morrill, Kan. . . 1.00 
Mr. b Mrs. R. F. McBride, 

Troy, Ohio 15.00 

Bessie E. Morgan, Hagerstown, Md. . 2.00 

Brethren Missions, 
Camden, 0. 

Rev. Sylvester Lowman 5.00 

Congregation 21.00 

Total 26.00 

1st Brethren Church, 
Sunnyside, Wn. 

Mrs. E. W. Reed 5.25 

Lucile Reed 5.00 

Robert I. Reed 5.00 

E. W. Reed 5.00 

John Weeds 10.00 

Noah Miller family 10.00 

Esther Keller 5.00 

Miss Mary Hostetler 5.00 

Truth Seekers 5.50 

Mrs. Grace Turner 20.00 

A. L. Murroy 5.00 

Joyce L. Streut 7.00 

Bessie Turner 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Turner 20.00 

C. H. Podgham 5.00 

George Miller 10.00 

Mrs. John Fuerst, Sr 10.00 

Mrs. Opal Boll 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Shockley 5.00 

Mr. Everett Morgan 10.30 

Bereon Class 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Morgan 16.00 

F. W. O'Neal 5.00 

Don M. Hadley 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Whitfield . . 5.00 

Mrs. T. R. Muir 35.00 

No names 23.90 

Less than $5.00 23.80 

Less than $5.00 (E) 2.50 

Mr. Fred Wescott 20.00 

Total $313.95 

1st Brethren Church, 
Sunnsyide, Wn. 

District Missions (Harrah) 10.00 

Foreign Missions (Dunnings) .... 15.00 

Total 25.00 

West Homer Brethren Church, 
Homerville, O 

Mr. & Mrs. Harold McDaniel 20.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Glenn McFerren 20.00 

Mr. & Mrs. 0. C. Trapp 35.00 

Mr. & Mrs. John Correll 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. T. E. Hastings 

(Gen) (E) 60.00 

Mrs. Leiah Kissell 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Roy Hopkins 15.00 

Birthday offering 7.87 

Miscellaneous 47.13 

Total $220.00 

Campbell Brethren Church, 
Lake Odessa, Mich. 
Mr. & Mrs. Lester Miller 

(Gen) (N.T.) 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Lyie Hayes 5.00 

Mr. b Mrs. Morris Carter 5.00 

Leloh Groff 15.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Charlie Darby 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Edgor Strong 5.00 

Meredith Darby 5.00 

Rev. & Mrs. Blaine Snyder 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Calvin Nosh 8.00 

Mr. & Mrs. John Allording . . . 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Henry Groff 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. C. L. Henney 7.00 

Mary L. Henney (Gen) (N.T.) .. 5.00 
Mr. & Mrs. R. G. Price 

and family 15.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Russell Price 5.00 

Church offering 16.34 

Gifts less than $5.00 7.23 

Totol $143.57 

Grace Brethren Church, 
Vinco, Pa. 
Russell Havener Family 

(L) (Gen) 6.00 

Rev. & Mrs. Ord Gehmon 10.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 7.50 

Total $ 23.50 

Leomersville Brethren Church, 
Leamersvville, Pa. 

Clair Gartlond 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Walls 5.00 

Roy Dively 5.00 

Jacob Dively 5.00 

Church offering 12.42 


Mr. & Mrs. B. H. Showalter, 
Palestine, W. Va 



1st Brethren Church, 
Falls City, Nebr. 

Mrs. Harriet Kimmel 15.00 

Mr. & Mrs. H. J. Prichord 15.00 

Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Grush 8.00 

Mrs. Amelia Kimmel 1.00 

Totol $ 39.00 

Carlton Brethren Church, 
Gorwin, la. 
Mrs. Opal Lowry (E) 

Lawrence Judge 5.00 

Sr. & Jr. C.E 5.50 

Rev. H. E. Parks 5.00 

Glenn Thurston 5.00 

W.M.C 5.00 

Micah Hall 8.00 

Miscellaneous 28.45 

Ken Winterowd 5.00 

Total $ 76.96 

1st Brethren Church, 
Beaver City, Nebr. 

Mr. G. B. Seibert 42.00 

Miss Helen Seibert 10.00 

Mrs. Emma E. Atwood 10.00 

Mrs. Vivo Kitchens 25.00 

Mrs. Myrtle Little (E) 1.00 

Mrs. Maurice J. Davis (E) I.OO 

Total $ 89.00 

Yellow Creek Brethren Church, 
Hopewell, Pa. 
Priscilla L. Zimmerman 

. . . 10.00 

Congregation 4.00 

Total $ 14.00 

Mrs. W L Puterbough, 

Milledgevile, III 50.00 

Mrs. Anno Burns, 

Milledgeville, III 3.40 

Grace Brethren Church, 
Hagerstown, Md. 

Rev. & Mrs. L. L. Grubb 35.00 

Mr. N. E. Rottler 32.00 

Mr. C. Frank Myers 25.00 

Mr. & Mrs. A. H. Williams 25.00 

Mr. & Mrs. H. G. Finfrock 15.50 

Mr. & Mrs. E. G. Reese 15.26 

Mr. & Mrs. H. D. Riley 13.50 

Mrs. N. E. Rottler 12.30 

Mr. Calvin L. Miner 10.50 

Adult C.E 10.00 

Bible School 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. W. S. Bostetter .... 9.00 

Miss Josephine Hungate (E) .... 7.75 

Mrs. Ethel Irving 7.45 

Mr. & Mrs. Chos. Angle 6.85 

Mr. & Mrs. Roy S. Long 6.65 

Mr. & Mrs. Henry Biser 5.40 

Mr. & Mrs. H. P. Stickler 5.24 

Mr. Abner Gearhort 5.00 

Delia & Edgar Baer 5.00 

Mr. Hubert Stover 5.00 

Marilyn Grubb 5.00 

Miscellaneous 45.00 

Totol $317.00 

1st Brethren Church, 
Bueno Vista, Va. 

10.00 Mr. & Mrs. Wiley S. Johns 10.00 


Don't Read This If Money Talk Bothers You ! 

A Northern Montana church had a church build- 
ing valued at $5000 — no prayer meetings, 25 in 
Sunday School, and a congregation of about 20. 
Six years later they had a $40,000 church build- 
ing, an $8,000 parsonage, and a membership of 
300. The pastor's salary was raised from $500 
to $1800. They have 62% of their membership 
in the Tither's Band and 14 in their life service 
How does this compare with your church? 


JANUARY 17, 1942 

Mr. & Mrs. George R. Smols 20.00 

Rev. & Mrs. Edward Bowman 43.00 

Mr. & Mrs. E. L. Lynn 5.00 

Mr. Charles' A. Lynn 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Horry Ballard 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Jim F. Lynn 20.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 7.50 

Total $125.50 

1st Brethren Church, 
Ankenytown, 0. 

Mr. & Mrs. Arrie ,. . . 5.00 

Reta Brubaker 10.00 

Edna Hordman 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. C, A. Beal 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Leedy 10.00 

W. S. Moses 5.00 

H. M. Bechtel 5.00 

Drusholl Brothers 5.00 

Rev. R. D. Culver 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Reed 6.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Will Cook 6.00 

Gifts under $5.00 54.26 

Total ,..$126.26 

1st Brethren Church, 
Dallas Center, la. 

Mr. & Mrs. Chas. A. Royer 15.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Carter 15.00 

Mr. & Mrs. J. 0. Gring 15.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Hoover 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Jess De Brest 

and family 7.00 

Mr. & Mrs. J. Llovd Wenger 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Noah Hawbaker 5.00 

Mr. Cr Mrs. Conrad Grief 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Kerman Wenger 5.00 

Mrs. Louise Fitz 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. E. B. Robinson 5.00 

Mr, & Mrs. 1. R. Kilgore 5.00 

Mr & Mrs. Irv. Herr 5.00 

Rev. J. S. Cook 5.00 

Mrs. Clifford Swensen 5.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 25.19 

Total $147.19 

To be continued next month. 
Respectfully submitted, 



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We the members and pastor of the Grace Brethren Church of 
Flora, Ind., extend greetings to the readers of The Brethren Mis- 
sionary Herald. We are setting forth in the following paragraphs 
some of the great blessings which God has bestowed upon us here 
in recent months. It has been one year now since our new church 
building has been completed, and great and wonderful have been 
His workings here among the children of men, in the past 12 months. 


For our fall revival the congregation called one of our own elders, 
namely, Bro. William Clough, pastor of our church in Uniontown, Pa. 
Bra. Clough came during the month of October and led us in a 
splendid meeting. How we thank God for men who preach with 
conviction, who preach with compassion, men who preach boldly, 
and yet in a Spirit-filled manner, as did our brother in a two 
weeks' meeting. The Spirit of God worked in a mighty way so that 
definite decisions were made for Christ. The Evangelist and the 
pastor mode many calls during the series. Scores of homes were 
contacted, and the gospel was presented to many in the com- 

munity. Bro. Clough labored very earnestly and very fervently, 
pointing men and women to the Lamb of God which beareth away 
the sin of the world. Much prayer ascended to God in behalf 
of these meetings; and God heard and answered, for 7 decisions 
were witnessed. Several of these followed the Lord into the bap- 
tismal waters a week after the meetings had closed. We rejoice 
greatly for this time of revival; many made new decisions in their 
hearts to serve the Lord more earnestly. We hereby thank Bro. 
Clough for his untiring efforts while in our midst. Eternity will 
reveal the real results. 


During the third week in October it was our joy to preach for 
a few nights in our Brethren Church in Buena Vista, where our 
Bro. Edward Bowman is the pastor. The interest was keen, and the 
Oitendance good from the beginning. The Spirit of God worked in 
a definite way, end as a result a number of souls found Christ as 
their Savior. Our fellowship with the Brethren at Buena Vista was 
very sweet, and we shall long remember our short visit with them. 
We thank our Bro. Bowman and his people for the privilege of 
serving them in such a meeting. We pray thot God will con- 



tinue to bless and use the Bowmans, as He has in the past, so that 
many shall find Christ as Savior, that a strong church might be 
built up to the glory of God. 


November 9 marked an important mile-stone in the history of our 
church here at Flora. This wos the date set for our Anniversary 
Day, our Home Comipg, our Roily Day, and also our Home Missions 
Day. We had an "All-Day Service." Bro. Herman A. Hoyt wos 
our speaker. During the morning service he preached upon the 
timely subject, "When Is It Time to Harvest the Wheat?" At noon, 
the congregation with friends and acquaintances of the church 
gathered about the tables in the basement for a fine dinner, whicn 
had been prepared by the ladies of the church. At the 2 o'clock 
hour we again assembled in the main auditorium for the home mis- 
sions service. The Bible School was in charge of this service. First 
the children's department gave a program centered in the general 
theme of home missions. Each class in order presented then its 
offering for home missions. After the children hod brought in 
their offering it wos counted, and it amounted to $41.81. At this 
point Bro. Dyson, General Superintendent, took charge and called 
on eacn of the adult classes to present their offerings. Each class 
representative spoke a word as he brought the offering of his 
class Thus our entire home missions offering was given entirely 
through the Bible SCiool, and each class was held responsible t) 
raise as much as possible. After all the classoc had reported, it 
was found that $.oOO had come in in cash, and that the pledg-35 
amounted !o nearly Si20. We certainly rejoiced over such a fine 
offering, and picise God that He mad; he«ris willing to give To 
dat3 our offering stands at $423.81; W; have sci our goal at $500 
and still hope to reach it. This greot day c.'oicd with a splendid 
evangelistic service at which Bro. Hoyt lronc,ht the message. 


On Thursday, Nov. 13, our membership met in the basement of 
our church to observe our fall communion. What a joy it was to 
see the young with the old gather obout the Lord's Table to com- 
memorate the death of Christ our Savior. The Lord was very near 
and precious to all cf our hearts. At the close of the service several 
testified to the joy 't hoving again been privileged to meet in 
this capacity. We had 67 in attendance. We left with the Lord's 
joy in our hearts a:)6 with the determination to proclaim the Lord's 
death until He come. May all of His children be found faithful 
in these days of spiritual need, is our prayer. 

Yours because of Calvary, 

— Henry Rempel, pastor. 



It was her birthday. Some friends were stopping through on a 
journey. She was hoping they would invite her to go with them and 
help her celebrate the day. The friends came and went and did 
not once mention her birthday. As a result, she was at home feeling 
very blue and perhaps just a little sorry for herself when the min- 
nister came. 

Now this girl was a Christian, but she was not going to church; 
she was not yielded to the Lord's will, and she was not in fellowship. 

The minister had come for the special purpose of inviting her to 
the tent meeting that evening. He gave her the invitation and left. 

That evening, the girl and her friend were at the tent. They came 
ogain the next night, and the third night, and for almost every night 
during the meetings. 

One evening, at the close of the service — the invitation had been 
given, the benediction pronounced, and the people were leaving — the 
young man came to Bro. R. Paul Miller, the evangelist, and told him 
he wanted to get right with the Lord. He had been a church mem- 
ber all his life but now for the first time the message of salvation 
was mode plain as it fell on listening ears. Two nights before he 
had gone home and thrown away his cigarettes. Now he came to 
accept Christ as his Savior and Lord. 

He immediately felt called of the Lord to give his life in full time 
service in the Christian ministry. He could never make up his mind 
before to enter ony field. He could not be settled or satisfied, but 
now there came assurance and peace in a steadfast resolve to go 
where the Lord might lead. He is planning to enter Bob Jones col- 
lege this coming semester to begin his preparation. The few months 
of waiting have tended to strengthen rather thon change his purpose. 

The girl never mode an open renewal of faith, but her life during 
the post few months have given evidence that fellowship with her 
Lord is restored. She is an exceptional artist and had great hopes 
of making a name for herself. Before, whenever she was asked to 
use her talent for the Lord, she would refuse. Now she volunteers 
to help whenever possible. She has yielded her talent to the Lord, 
and hopes to study so that she can use her talent to His glory. Both 
of these young people are planning to be baptized and enter the 

The girl's family were Christian and counted our church as their 
church, but they were not coming regulorly. They began to come to 
the tent meeting, ond have become more and more interested in the 
work of the church. The mother is trained in working with children, 
and has volunteered to start an Intermediate C.E. society. Then, 
too, they are a help in reaching the older young people. 


The attendance, in the services, has grown during the past few 
months. On Rally Day, we had on attendance of 76 for S.S., and 
about 90 for the home mission play which was given the following 
hour. The Sunday after Roily Day there were 65 in Sunday School. 
Last Sunday the attendance was down a little, but it was still dou- 
ble the attendance for a year ago on that Sunday. 

One thing which has been especially gratifying is the church at- 
tendance. There are always some children who leave after Sunday 
School, but during the last few weeks since the tent meeting, a num- 
ber come in so that the morning church attendance is as large or 
larger than the Sunday School. 

— Russell Williams, pastor. 


As we come to the end of 1941, we would like to tell the brother- 
hood of the work of the Lord in this part of His church. We are 
very grateful to all who have, by prayer and gift, helped to make 
this work possible. We are trying, under the leadership of the Holy 
Spirit, to be faithful in the place of stewardship where the Lord has 
placed us. 

This congregation has always held a very warm spot in our hearts; 
for it was while we were serving the South Gate church that we had 
the privilege, with the Brethren of that church, to begin this as a 
mission point entirely under the control of the South Gate Brethren. 
The work was begun Apr. 1, 1938, and remained associated with the 
parent congregation for a little more thon a year before it became 
on independent congregation. 

When, on June 1 of this year, we were given the unanimous coll of 
the congregation and of the Home Missions Council to assume the 
under-shepherding work of this church, we felt definitely led of the 
Holy Spirit to accept. So now we are just completing our seventh 
month of work on this field. During that time the Lord hos wonder- 
fully solved several problems that existed within the congregation at 
the time of our coming. For this we thank Him, for there was no 
future for the church so long as those problems existed, and no limits 
to what might be done for Him once they were removed. So, you 
can see why we rejoice in Christ Jesus. 

Just as we came unto this field, the congregation had a business 
meeting and revised the church roll, not desiring that the new pastor 
should begin his work with more names on the roll than there were 
members. We appreciated this very much. After that meeting there 
were 37 names left on the roll, most of whom have been active since 
we have been here. We have added by letter and baptism those who 
have desired membership in the congregation. One has been lost by 
deoth. At the time of this writing there are now 63 members, with 
several awoiting baptism and membership. For al! this evidence of 
growth we praise our Father in heaven; for although we plant and 

Sin is the thing that 
puts hell into a soul, and 
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JANUARY 17, 1942 

water, the increase is all of Him. 

During this time the financial condition has been completely 
changed. Then there was difficulty in getting sufficient money to 
keep all bills paid; but now they are paid on time, several fine special 
offerings have been received and given out for God's work and work- 
ers. The saints find great joy in giving when they know the cause is 
worthy. In addition to the regular payments on the property we hove 
paid an extra $200 during this time. The home missions offering, 
in cash and pledges, is now a little more than $325. We are now 
planning for our offering for Grace Seminary. 

The church is paying for, and sending to each home represented 
in the congregation by a member 16 years of age or more. The 
Brethren Missionary Herald. This paper and this plan is proving to 
be a great blessing in the various phases of the work. (We thank 
the Lord that we have a church paper of which we are not the least 
ashamed and for which we offer no apology whatsoever.) We rec- 
ommend this plan to other mission churches especiolly. 

We are very happy, also, in our relationship with The Brethren Home 
Missions Council. The help that the denomination is giving to us, 
by way of this Council, is most heortilly appreciated. We are now 
looking forward to the first two weeks of March, when we sholl hav3 
Bro. R. Paul Miller with us for a revival-evangelistic campaign. 

We covet the prayers of the intercessors that we may prove faith- 
ful witnesses in this part of this great city, where thousands live with- 
in a mile radius of the church house; that this war and black-out 
scare shall not hinder the work; thot the Lord will bless Bro. Miller 
and the church as they work together for souls in March. 

Conard Sandy, Pastor. 

God is so holy and just that He demands the penalty 
of His broken law to be paid. God is so gracious that, 
to save us from paying it, He came forth in the person 
of Jesus. God in Christ went to the cross that there 
He might take upon Himself the guilt of the whole 
human race, and thus unveil the passion of His heart 
for a world of sinners. There the penalty was fully 
paid, and now God is just, and yet the Justifier of 
those who believe in Jesus. We are justified by His 
blood. The cross is God's grace in action. 

— Frederick P. Wood. 

The cloud that seemed so dull and gray 
Is ladened, bringing answered nrayer; 
Henceforth "be not dismayed" nor fear; 
Faith sees the "substance" all the way. 

The cloud has been to thee God's test, 
And will disperse as on you go; 
The rainbow's in the cloud; look up, 
And see God work for you His best. 

— Nellie A. Moyes. 


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News Briefs From Our 

The following item, of interest to all who uphold our missionary 
work in prayer, appeared in the Dec. 21 bulletin of the First Brethren 
Church of Long Beach "A special request for prayer goes forth to 
those who know how to lay hold on God and who ore interested in 
our foreign work. Under our board, there is a very fine notional pas- 
tor in Argentina by the name of Pereira. As you read this calendar, 
his wife is in a hospital in RIO CUARTO, ARGENTINA. She is the 
victim of a tumor that may be cancerous. She and her husband, 
valuable notional missionaries, need our prayers in this hour of trial." 
Let us pray that the Lord will heal her completely, if that be His will. 

Another missionary item of vital interest to all concerns BROTHER 
AND SISTER ROBERT WILLIAMS, who were denied passports after 
they were returned to America following the Zamzom disaster. A 
few weeks ago we rejoiced to learn that after considerable effort on 
the port of our foreign board, passports were finally granted the Wil- 
liams. They have returned to the east after a tour to the Western 
churches, so as to be on hand as soon os passage con be secured, 
and their freight replacing that lost on the Zomzam, is in Philadel- 
phia. Mrs. Williams is supported by the Waynesboro, Pa., church, 
in whose bulletin of Dec. 28 we read "Permission to sail for Africa is 
again revoked by U.S. BRO. ORVILLE JOBSON wants us to pray 
for plane to take him bock to his post in Africa. Talk about cour- 
age!" Surely, as the age draws to a close, Satan is doing his utmost 
to block all missionary efforts. Let us pray that God's work be not 
hindered, and also pray "the Lord of the harvest, that He will send 
forth laborers into His harvest." 

Two new young people's organizations were recently started at the 
MEYERSDALE, PA., church, one for young people 15 years old and 
un in charge of the pastor, Bro. Orville A. Lorenz, and the other 
for those from 7 to 15 in charge of Sister Lorenz. The first Sunday 
nearly 50 were present, and on increased attendance is expected. The 
Meyersdole church has also recently organized a teacher's training 
doss for present and prospective teachers in their Bible School. 

The First Brethren Church of DAYTON, 0., has undertaken to 
supply about 100 Bibles which Bro. Sewell Landrum needs for his work 
in the public schools at Cloyhole, Ky. This some church, in its drive 
for subscriptions to The Brethren Missionary Herald, has reminded its 
members, "For the small cost of about the equivalent of two sticks 
of chewing gum a week, you can hove The Brethren Missionary Herald. 
It comes regularly into your home, and it is worth many times that 
amount to any family that is interested in the work of The Brethren 

Bro. A. H. Williams of the HAGERSTOWN, MD., church, sends 
this recent communication, "Proise the Lord! Home missions offering 
$307.79; goal set, $200; still coming in. Capacity house tonight — 
folks eager to hear the true Word." Not only is this church to be 
commended for its splendid mission offering, but a publication offer- 
ing of $66.85 was received in December for The Brethren Missionary 
Herald Co. This exemplary giving comes from a home mission church 
which is in the midst of a building program. 

On Christmas Sunday, open house for the members of the LA 
VERNE, CALIF, congregation was held at the home of the pastor, 
Bro. Donald Carter. This open house, the pastor stated, "is being 
held OS a change from the customary sending out of greeting cards." 

The Grace Brethren Church of HAGERSTOWN, MD., is offering to 
pay $2.50 toward next summers camp fee for all its young people 
who have o perfect attendance in Bible School from Jon. 1 to July 1. 
Green Mountain Camp, the Brethren young people's camp headquar- 
ters for this district, is having some improvements mode, among which 
ore a new swimming pool, a large new playing field, and a drinking 

The war has necessitated some drastic changes in our churches on 



the WEST COAST, as can be seen from the following items taken 
from church bulletins 

LA VERNE, CALIF. — "Because of the present emergency, it shall 
certainly be our duty as a church to cooperate in every respect with 
the authorities regarding air raid precautions. The ministers of 
Brethren churches in Southern California favor conducting all even- 
ing services at a later afternoon hour until conditions merit the re- 
turn to the former time. Therefore, unless otherwise announced, 
Sunday evening services shall be at a time before dark." 

GLENDALE, CALIF. — "During this time of emergency, and until 
further notice, our evening service is to be unified with the Chris- 
tion Endeavor program and will meet at 4:00 P. M., closing by 5:30. 
The following schedule will be observed: 4:00 P.M. — Christian En- 
deavor societies will meet in their respective rooms for prayer and 
discussion — no song service. 4:30 P.M. — Christian Endeavor does not 
dismiss, but will assemble in church auditorium for vesper congrega- 
tional song service and message by the pastor .... Due to the ex- 
isting emergency and air raid precaution, we will combine our Bible 
School and church Christmas program. It is to be held next Sunday 
afternoon at 3:45 P.M. We realize that this is not the most con- 
venient time, but feel that it will be for the best under existing cir- 

LONG BEACH, CALIF. (D— "The Greatest Black-out of All Time" 
— that will be the pastor's subject for the service that is to begin 
promptly at 3:30 P.M. today. Remember, this is the daylight service 
thot is to take the place of the regular evening service. Whatever 
we do in the winning of this wor, we dare not ease up on our spiritual 
efforts. A material victory would profit us little if In winning it we 
lose our souls .... No Christian Endeavor services this evening — all 
Endeovorors should attend the afternoon church service at 3:30 
P.M. in lieu of their own service this evening ... No general Christ- 
mos program will be held this year, due to the present national emer- 
gency. Certain departments of the Bible School, however, will con- 
duct Christmas programs in their own assembly rooms next Sunday 

The First Brethren Church of DAYTON, 0., has adopted the plon 
of having its members moke their contributions toward home ond 
foreign missions a weekly matter. Half of the year the offerings 
in the "missions" side of the regular offering envelope go toward 
the donor's home mission offering and the rest of the yeor toward 
foreign missions. The pastor, Bro. R. D. Barnard, has termed this 
on "easy way to give a large offering." Through this plan over 
$500 In accumulated gifts were on hand for home missions before 
the annual home mission offering was token. 

The WHITTIER, CALIF, church reports thot over $1,000 of their 
$1,500 gool for home missions was received on Thanksgiving Sunday. 
That, we are told, was the largest first day amount received for years. 

BRO. AND SISTER FRED TAYLOR, whom those attending the lost 
Notional Fellowship of Brethren Churches will remember for their 
musical contributions, hove been serving their Lord in the Pacific 
Garden Mission, Chicago. They wrote their home church (Long Beach 
1st), "More people have turned to the Lord in meetings In these 
last three days (since the U. S. was drawn into the war) than in 
weeks p/eceding the news." The Long Beach bulletin, in comment- 
ing, states, "We ore hearing such news from other sources also. 
What oppoitunities for witnessing Christians now have! Let us be 
up and doing, for 'the night cometh, when no man con work'." 

From what we are able to learn, some very fine watch night ser- 
vices were conducted throughout the brotherhood on New Year's Eve. 
Among the speciol services which have come to our attention ore 
the one Norman Uphouse, pastor of the North Riverdole church at 
Doyton, 0., conducted at HAGERSTOWN, MD.; the one at GLEN- 
DALE, CALIF, where testimonies of refugees from Germany and 
songs by a converted Russian opera singer were special features; and 
the one at FT. WAYNE, IND., in which testimonies from those re- 
ceived into the church during the year played an important port in 
the reception for new members, and in which the new prayer chapel 
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JANUARY 24, 1942 


Ontn.O'didcUKf. . . . 7/044^ ^,M.G Olj^lcla^ 

A Message from 


National President 


Dear Sisters: 

The New Year lies before us — a new year fraught 
with promise of victory; a new year holding out the 
blessed privilege of serving when days are difficult; 
a new year in which to walk closer to Him; a new year 
in which to study the Word and fellowship with others 
and thus grow in grace ourselves. 

The threshold of the new year permits us to look 
backwards as well as forwards. We can look back 
and recognize our failures, our weaknesses and our 
neglect of Him. We can see our disappointments as 
well as the manifold joys and blessings which have 
been ours. Surely it is a time of rejoicing and praise 
"that hitherto hath the Lord helped us." We are 
strengthened and emboldened to go forward with 
every confidence, knowing that "when He putteth 
forth His own sheep, he goeth before them." 

We covet for every council a greater yieldedness, 
a more earnest willingness to serve, and a deeper 
passion for the lost souls of men and women. 

Literature Sec'y 

It has really been a pleasure to serve as Literature 
Secretary during the last few months. It has made 
me realize that the W.M.C. has a very important part 
to play in the work of our church. 

My desire is to fill this office efficiently and to 
cooperate with you all in every way. In working to- 
gether, may we bring glory to His name. 

A Message from 

Dear Women of the 


These are surely crit- 
ical and yet wonderful 
days in which we live. 
In troubled times people 
are more willing to re- 
ceive a word of testi- 
mony and spiritual help. 
May we be constantly in 
prayer and alert for op- 
portunities to witness for 
our Lord, ever watching 
for His return. 

Greetings from 

Greetings from the financial department of The 
Brethren Women's Missionary Council. It has been 
a heart-warming privilege to record the gifts that 
come because of your liberality, and to realize that 
as we send this money forth we are a part of the 
Lord's work in many places and phases. These offer- 
ings prove that you have done as the Macedonians 
did, who "first gave their own selves to the Lord," 
for dedication of self means dedication of possessions 
and pocketbook too. May we all press on to greater 
heights of godly living and giving till Jesus comes. 

Greetings from 

Every work, small or great, is a challenge to the 
inner forces of the one to whom it is given. The 
work of The Brethren Women's Missionary Council is 
a challenge to every woman of The Brethren Church. 
Let us meet it unitedly with prayerful lips and willing 
hearts — remembering 

Only one life — 'twill soon be past 
Only what's done for Christ will last. 

The Editor 


Sees Victory 

Dear W.M.C. Members: 

Greetings for a happy new year! 
May we approach the tasks that await us with con- 
fidence. We stand upon the threshold of a new year 
in a world torn by turmoil and chaos, but we need 
not fear. Victory is ours because we are in Him. 
"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stead- 
fast, unmovable, always abounding in the work 
of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your 
labor is not in vain in the Lord" (I Cor. 15:58). 


JANUARY 24, 1942 




PRAYER CIRCLE— Use requests by Na- 
tional Prayer Chairman 
BIBLE STUDY— "But God" (Study V 
from Paul's letter to the Ephesians, 
by Prof. Homer A. Kent) 

MISSION STUDY— "Mukti" (A study of 
the life and work of Pandita Rama- 
bai, by Mrs. Normon Uphouse) 
DIARY— By Mrs. Wagner 
SONG— "Take My Life, And Let It Be" 

NOTE: You will notice in your pro- 
gram booklet that the topic which should 
appear under "Open Doors" this month, 
has been substituted by the topic 
"Mukti," the March topic. Due to the 
change in the publication of our ma- 
terial we were not able to supply the 
topic listed in your program booklet. 
That topic will appear in the next Issue. 


President — Mrs. Homer A. Kent, Box 102, 
Winona Lake, Ind. 

Vice-President— Mrs. W. A. Ogden, 3941 
Virginia St., Lynwood, Calif. 

Recording Secretary — Mrs. Orville Lorenz, 
Meyersdole, Pa. 

Financial Secretary-Treasurer — Mrs. Her- 
man Koontz, 105 Otterview Ave., 
Ghent, Roanoke, Va. 

Literature Secretary — Mrs. Earl Virts, 
2816 James St., Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

Editor— Mrs. R. E. Gingrich, Ellet, 0. 

"jHet y(MA lle<^eltl lie AiaJU fCH044Aft T4*tta Qod^ 

MRS. EDWARD D. BOWMAN, Buena Vista, Virginia 

1. II Chron. 7:14 — Pray for a real spiritual awak- 
ening among the members of your local Council. 

2. Mat. 28:19-20— Pray for Brother and Sister Sickel 
as they return to their work in South America. 

3. Phil. 4:13 — Pray that the native pastors and 
workers in Africa may be strengthened to carry on 
their work, thus relieving the missionaries on the 


4. John 15:16 — Claim this promise for the Brethren 
yoimg people who are in school preparing for God's 

5. I John 5:14-15 — Pray that the directors of the 
Home Missions Council may have wisdom to carry on 
that great work. 

"IT IS USUALLY not so much the greatness of our 
own trouble as the littleness of our spirit which makes 
us complain." — Jeremy Taylor. 


The Brethren Missionary Herald is published weekly, 
four times a month, or 48 times a yeac, at Herald Press, 
Inc., 1300 West 9th St., Cleveland, Ohio, by the Brethren 
Missionary Herald Co., 3326 So. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, 

Subscription Price: In the United States and possessions, 

$1.00 a year: Foreign countries, $1.50 a year. 


Secretary of Publications : Leo Polman 

Business Office Secretary: Miss Phyllis Elder 

Editorial Office Secretary : Miss Grace Allshouse 


President: Herman Hoyt Secretary: R. D. Crees 

Vice-Pres.: Bernard Schneider Treasu 
Paul Bauman Mrs. Roy Patterson 

George Richardson L. L. Grubb 

Homer A. Kent 

R. E. Gingrich 

A. L. Lynn 

Tom Hammers 

Foreign Missions: Louis S. Bauman. 
Educational: Alva J. McCIain. 
Home Missiuns: R. Paul Miller. 
Women's Missionary Council: Mrs. R. E. Gingrich. 

Entered as second class matter at the post office at 
Cleveland, Ohio, February 9, 1939, under the act of March 
3, 1879. 


"Be still and know that I am God;" 
That I Who made and gave tliee life 
Will lead thy faltering steps aright; 
That I Who see each sparrow's fall 
Will hear and heed thy earnest call. 
I am God. 

"Be still and know that I am God." 
When aching burdens crush thy heart, 
Then know I form thee for My part 
And purpose in the plan I hold. 
Thou art the clay that I would mold. 
Trust in God. 

"Be still and know that I am God," 
Who made the atom's tiny span 
And set it moving to My plan, 
That I Who guide the stars above 
Will guide and keep thee in My love. 
Be thou still. 





Ephs. 2: 4-10, 13-22 
By HOMER A. KENT, Grace Theological Seminary 

In our last study in the Book of Ephesians, we noted 
from chapter 2 the character of the material from 
which the church is being built. We saw that the 
material was extremely inferior. Man in his natural 
state, apart from a divine work of grace, is dead in 
trespasses and sins, under the dominion of Satan, 
walking after his own pleasure, a child of wrath, 
without Christ, an alien and a stranger to grace, 
without hope and without God. 

"But God" did something with the material which 
He found. The account which we have in Ephesians 
2 shows man's natural state to be altogether hopeless. 
Then we come to the two words "but God" and the 
whole picture is changed. Two similar words are also 
found in the chapter. After telling the far-away 
position of man before he found Christ, the apostle 
stops and presents the other side of the picture. "But 
now" (V. 13) "in Christ Jesus" all is changed. 

A Glorious Transformation 

When in Florence, Italy, some years ago, the writer 
visited one of the great art galleries where is a re- 
markable statue of David, the sweet psalmist of Israel. 
He learned the interesting story connected with this 
magnificent work of art. At first the great piece of 
marble was mutilated by an incompetent sculptor. 
It seemed irreparably marred and work upon it ceased. 
Then the Senate of Florence voted to have Michael 
Angelo see what he could do with it. He complied, 
and the result has drawn the admiration of count- 
less thousands who have come to see the masterpiece 
produced from a block of stone supposed to be ruined 
beyond repair. But this is nothing in comparison to 
what God has done in reclaiming lost mankind. Man 
was in a hopeless state, but God! It is the wonder 
of the hosts of heaven what He has done in man's 

What God Has Done 

In vs. 4-10 and 13-22, note 12 things God has done 
in the redemption of lost mankind: 

(1.) He has "Quickened us together with Christ" 
(V. 5). 

He has given us spiritual life. By grace we are now 
alive "in Christ." All that this includes will take 
an eternity to unfold. Whereas the believer was once 
dead and in the grave-clothes of sin, he is now alive 
unto God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Let us pray 
that John 10:10 may be more fully realized in our 

2. He has given the believer a place "In the heaven- 
lies," vs. 6-7. 

In a very wonderful sense it is true that when Christ 
ascended into heaven, every believer ascended with 
Him. For we arose from the dead with Him and we 
also ascended with Him. The believer is "in Christ 
Jesus." We have a new position before God "in 
Christ." We have a new standing. We have access 
now into His immediate presence. See Col 3:1. Some 
day when Christ comes we shall come into a fuller 
possession of what is already ours, but right now 
every believer is seated with Christ at the right hand 
of the Father. 

3. He has "Saved" us, vs. 8-9. 

Wonderful word is the word "Saved"! It is con- 
nected with the very heart of the message of the 
Bible which is the Book of salvation. We who once 
were lost are now saved from the guilt and penalty 
of sin. And more than this, the believer is constantly 
being saved from the power and habit of sin in his 
daily life and one day shall be saved from the pres- 
ence of sin when Christ comes. 

4. He has created us for Service (v. 10). 

We are "His workmanship." Literally, we are his 
"handiwork." From the same Greek word comes the 
word "poem." The Lord has saved us for service. 
He has ordained that we should walk in good works. 
What a glorious privilege it is to be called to work 
for God! 

5. He has made us "Nigh by the Blood" (v. 13). 
How nigh to God is the soul made by the blood? As 

nigh as Christ Himself because the saved soul is "in 

"Near, so very near to God, 
Nearer I cannot be; 
For in the Person of His Son, 
I'm just as near as He. 

Dear, so very dear to God, 
Dearer I cannot be; 
For in the Person of His Son, 
I'm just as dear as He." 

6. He has made Jew and Gentile "one new man" in 
Christ (vs. 14-15). 

This is one of the great "mysteries" of the Scrip- 
tures. God is now forming His church out of both 
Jews and Gentiles who accept Christ as Savior. The 
church is a new creation made up of people of every 
race and nationality. 

7. He has brought about our reconciliation to God 
(V. 16). 

It is clear from this passage that it took nothing 
short of the cross to bring about the possibility of 
such reconciliation. Sin had separated man from 
God. The blood of the cross is efficacious to take 
away the sin and bring man into fellowship with his 

8. 9, 10, 11. Space forbids that I should more than 
mention the next four things God has done for the 
believer, namely, (8) He has made us recipients of 
peace (v. 17); (9) He has provided us with access to 
God (v. 18); (10) He has constituted us fellow citizens 
with the saints (v. 19); and (11) He has constituted 
us members of the household of God (v. 19). 

12. Finally, He has constituted us part of that great 
invisible temple of God, the church, whose foundation 
and cornerstone is Christ, abiding inhabitant and 
whose is the eternal Spirit (vs. 20-22). Each indi- 
vidual believer is a part of that holy temple. It is 
the fairest and noblest institution in the world. None 
shall ever prevail against it. There is nothing so 
worth belonging to as the church. 

J A N U A R Y 2 4, 194 2 

^^Ofien 2>aa^ 



Ramabai, the daughter of a learned Brahman, had 
an unusual life for a girl of her day in India. Her 
father, a widower, while at a religious festival, met 
and married the nine year old daughter of a Brah- 
man pilgrim. That very day he started with her to 
his home 100 miles away, and the child-wife never saw 
her parents again. 

Some years before he had studied with a noted 
teacher in the city of Poona; and daily, as he studied, 
he could hear his teacher's wife learning to read also. 
He was impressed with the fact that a woman might 
be taught to read, and tried to teach his wife. She, 
however, did not wish to learn and his mother for- 
bade the lessons, so he gave up the attempt. Nov/ 
he began to give his new little wife lessons in Sans- 
krit. His mother again forbade, so he departed from 
her house and built one of his own where he taught 
his wife to read. 

Here three children were born, two daughters and 
a son. Ramabai, the only child who survived, was 
born in April 1858. Her mother was her first teacher, 
but later when her father found how apt a pupil she 
was, he became her teacher. 

When Ramabai was nine her family left their home 
and spent seven years in pilgrimage, visiting shrines 
and temples and sacred rivers. They were welcomed 
by the priests because of their gold, but later when 
a famine came and their money was gone, the priests 
drove them away with harsh words and curses. The 
suffering among the poor families became intense, 
and Ramabai heard her first call for service when she 
saw the suffering among the women and children, 
especially the child widows. 

Ramabai spent the next few years travelling through 
India lecturing. She had the degree of Pandita or 
teacher conferred upon her. This was the first time 
any woman of India had been honored thus. 

Ramabai married in 1880, and because neither she 
or her husband believed in Hinduism or Christianity, 
they were wed by civil rite. At the end of 19 months 
of happy married life, during which time a little 
daughter, Manarama (Heart's Joy), was born, her 
husband died suddenly of cholera. Of his death Ram- 
abai says, "This great grief drew me nearer to God." 

As a widow Ramabai again took up lecture work, 
and formed a society to promote the education of 
children and to discourage child marriage. Branch 
societies were established all over India. 

During this time the Holy Spirit was at work in 
Ramabai's heart. She became definitely conscious of 
God's guidance, and longed for a deeper knowledge 
of spiritual things. She wrote a book entitled, "Morals 
for Women," and with the proceeds of its sale determ- 
ined to go to England. She and her little daughter 
were cared for by the sisters in St. Mary's Home at 
Wantage, and there she came to know the truth of 
Christianity. She accepted the Lord Jesus as her per- 
sonal Savior; and on Sept. 29, 1893, she and her daugh- 
ter were baptized into the Church of England. 

After three years given to study of English, she re- 
ceived an invitation from a cousin in Philadelphia 
saying, "Come over and see me graduate from the 
Me.dical College. Come see these American women, 
they know how to do things." 

Ramabai visited America; and in Philadelphia she 
took up the study of the kindergarten system; and 
on her return to India opened a school for child- 

widows. The school increased in numbers, many 
widows coming to escape the sufferings and persecu- 
tion of their homes. 

Each morning before the day's tasks were begun, 
Ramabai and her daughter had family prayers in 
their room with the door open. At first the "girls stood 
without and listened to the Christian hymns, and later 
they entered and sat on the floor during the morning 
prayers. When the directors of the school heard she 
was leading the girls to know the Lord Jesus and many 
of them were embracing Christianity, they threatened 
to take the child widows away from the school. Ram- 
abai did not stop teaching Jesus Christ, and the Board 
of Directors closed the school. However, the incident 
was published all over India, and the child widows, 
realizing they had a friend, came flocking to her. The 
Lord provided the means and she continued her school. 
A great storm had threatened her work, but in that 
storm God sent His great blessing. 

Ramabai realized she was not sufficient for her task 
but she learned to depend on her Lord. When the 
terrible famine broke in 1896, she went into the 
stricken area and brought hundreds of girls to her 
home. She did this with the permission of the Brit- 
ish government. But the city officials of Poona, where 
her home was located, said, "You cannot bring those 
women and girls here, for they are from famine dis- 
tricts and have all kinds of diseases. Take them 

What should Ramabai do? Then God's hand was 
revealed. A few weeks before a friend from America 
had sent some money with which she had purchased 
100 acres of land about 30 miles outside of Poona. 
To this farm she took the girls and women, and there 
they camped in the fields. 

Friends from England and America, hearing of the 
work, sent money; and a settlement was built which 
they called Mukti (Salvation). Here the women and 
girls were housed and fed and trained. They were 
taught sewing and cooking, farming and weaving, and 
also typesetting. Beside all this, they spent many 
hours in the school room. Many were led to accept 
Christ as Savior and became earnest Christians. 

As day by day God led Ramabai on in her work, 
so her faith and workers increased. At one time 
$1,500.00 was needed to complete some of the build- 
ings; and early one morning, Ramabai and her Chris- 
tian girls gathered for a day of fasting and prayer. 
All day long they prayed, and when the sun set they 
rose and sang, "Praise God from Whom All Blessings 
Flow." Then they went to their evening meal and to 
sleep. That same night in a city in America a man 
could not sleep. God was speaking to him, and in the 
morning he sent Ramabai a check for $1,500. So God 
answered Ramabai's prayer. 

Ramabai went to be with her Lord on April 5, 1922, 
and "she being dead, yet speaketh"; for all over India 
iier children in the Lord rise up and call her blessed. 
In humble homes are happy Christian wives and 
mothers, who, without Ramabai's aid would have died 
of starvation or lived a life of shame in some temple 
of India. Scores of Bible women, trained in Mukti, 
are today giving the Bread of Life to their less for- 
tunate sisters. Nurses, who learned from Ramabai 
the joy of service, are bringing relief to suffering 
womanhood. Teachers in the schools of cities and 
villages of India are opening the eyes of the mentally 
and spiritually blind. 


^^tJlo-ija Reoidiijful a^e the ^eet a^ ^Uem ^Uat 
P^veaoU the Qaip^ - - '' 

NOTE: For a few 
months, we ore \o 
hove OS our mission- 
ary letter o diary 
provided by Mrs. R. 
C. Wagner. u r 
prayer is that these 
ghmpses of the life 
of a busy missionary 
may serve as a real 
challenge to our 
W.M.C. women. The 
picure ot left shows 
Mr. and Mrs. Wag- 
ner and family. 

Monday, Aug. 25th — 

Had our devotions and mate as usual this morning, 
and after a bite to eat began tlie day's worlt. Got 
the setting hen and lier 13 little chicks into their 
new living quarters, then started on the washing. I 
wonder when my woman will learn to do things the 
way I tell her instead of exactly the opposite. Have 
explained to her that we wash white, light colored, 
and fast-colored clothes in the machine; and what 
does she do but spend half a day this past week wash- 
ing all of her white, or nearly white, clothes on the 
board; and today she brings me her colored things, 
including a red coat and a red dress. But today is 
her birthday so we'll not say anything this time. 

Since we were celebrating a birthday, we decided 
to eat the noon meal together with the Cavegnos. 
Mr. C. prepared the barbecue and they furnished the 
bread, while we furnished salad and oranges. Ate 
out-doors picnic fashion. Then after I got the clothes 
picked in, I made an angel food cake and an orange 
cake, and so about 5:15 p. m. we had bread, butter, 
jelly, honey, cake and chocolate together. This served 
as the evening meal for both families. I washed up 
the dishes and had the girls wipe them so they won't 
forget how, and that gave the Cavegnos tim^e to go to 
their evening class. 

Haven't had time to have school for the girls today, 
so sent Elena to school both morning and afternoon. 
Had to get a letter written to Mrs. Dowdy and a few 
lines to my mother to let her know we are all right, 
and then set the hose going in the front yard. Got 
m" share of the ironing and some mending done this 
evening. Tonight the parrot died. 

Tuesday, Aug. 26th— 

Have not been able to settle down to anything very 
definite this A.M. Gave the girls some school work 
and tried to keep Victor quiet enough so they could 
concentrate a little. Taught Maria (my woman) how 
to make bookmarks out of little Scripture texts and 
ribbon. She got through with her other work early 
enough to do some darning for me too. Got dinner. 

Wrote two letters this P.M., then got the children 
ready to go up town. Called to see why two of my 
S.S. children have not been coming and made another 
visit. Got supper. Prayer meeting tonight with nine 

Wednesday, Aug 27th — 

Have had devotions with the children and have 
them tucked off to bed, so maybe I will be able to write 
a little. This morning, besides giving the girls their 
schoolwork and the preparing of a simple meal, typed 

50 invitations for our S.S. which we hope to have on 
Sunday mornings instead of afternoons from now on. 
We want to encourage the children themselves to 
hand out these invitations, in the hopes of reaching 
many new children who are too much entertained on 
Sunday P.Ms, to come then. My mornings seem so 
short for the work that needs to be done, but I am 
so thankful for the burden of prayer that the Lord 
is laying upon our hearts. May God keep us ever 
faithful to our morning watch with Him. 

This afternoon, made a poster for the bulletin board 
announcing the change of time for the S.S., extra 
classes for Sunday P.M., and the change of hour for 
all meetings. Also prepared a stencil for the mimeo- 
graphing of some more copies of the simple statutes 
governing the women's and girls' organizations. And 
now will try to write some news items from Alma- 
fuerte for the women's section of the new church 
paper, "Heraldo Misionero Argentine." What a relief 
it would be if one of our women or girls would do 
such writing! 

Wonder when I'm going to get at all the sewing I 
was going to do this week. 


Discouraged I must never be: 
I have a Lord Who cares for me. 
The trials that come my faith to test 
I count as precious. He knows best! 

Tempted, I can ever stand 
Upheld, clasped by His mighty hand. 
My strength's but weakness; His I take 
And find a sure way of escape. 

Tried as by fire, I trust His Word. 

Hast thou not known, hast thou not heard 

He giveth power, increaseth strength? 

His love's past measure: bredth, depth, length. 

— Mary Catherine Zuck. 


JANUARY 24, 1942 




Our Bible Coach In Argentina 

Centuries ago the Master sent His servants out into 
the streets and lanes, the highways and hedges, to 
gather in the lost. Today no more effective manner 
of literally obeying that same command can be found 
than through the instrumentality of the Bible Coach. 
Its workers are able to reach lonely places and carry 
the good seed to scattered farms and hamlets many 
miles from the railway, which would never otherwise 
have opportunity of receiving the message of life. 
They also have the privilege of preaching the Word 
to multitudes, through its loud-speaking system, who 
would never have been persuaded to enter a church or 

To the Latin-American people, the missionary, on 
first acquaintance, is a suspicious character; the Book 
he brings a forbidden one, his message of the evil 
one. Various dire predictions are made as to the 
character of events that take place within the mis- 
sion walls. We have, so it has been said, as one of 
our rites, a processional about the statue of the Virgin 
Mary, and each person spits upon the statue as he 
files past; and we also perform black magic upon the 
unfortunate boys and girls who come to our Sunday 
Schools. And so the ball of suspicion rolls about the 
missionary at his entrance into the community. You 
can easily see why the people, many times, are slow 
about coming to us in our halls; but through the 
Bible Coach we can go to the people with the message. 
In the open-air, hidden by the shadows of night, they 
can listen unafraid, and the confidence of many is 

Our field in Argentina in which the Bible Coach 
c-ierates is a large one. Taking Rio Cuarto as a cen- 
ter, to the east we have 250 miles with towns from 
6 to 15 miles apart; to the south there is an equal 

distance; to the north, 150 miles to the capital of 
Cordoba; and to the west about 100 miles. In all of 
this half of a large province, there are but the few 
established missions of The Brethren Church, with the 
exception of one or two towns in which believers of 
other denominations are carrying on. This is but one 
of many such fields in Argentina, comparatively un- 
touched by the Christian message. The opportunities 
for Bible Coach work are enormous. 

Picture, with me, the Bible Coach wending its way 
across the great Pampa of Argentina; its route un- 
marked by any road signs; over rough roads, here 
and there over-run by sand dunes, or converted into 
veritable lakes during the rainy season; through 
towns, many of them as alike as two peas in a pod. 
But whether the town be large or small, the procedure 
of the Bible Coach is the same as each town is reached. 
A report must be made to the Police Department as 
to their business, and to the Municipality for permis- 
sion to use a certain corner for the meeting. We 
thank God for the fine cooperation we are finding 
these days on the part of the authorities in most 
towns. The workers then find a room in which they 
can be housed. The Coach itself furnishes them with 
folding cots, bedding, cooking utensils and other 
necessary articles. About sundown the Coach is out, 
going up one street and down another, drawing the 
people from their homes with the unaccustomed sound 
of music from the loud-speaker, then announcmg the 
hour and place of the evening meeting. At the hour 
announced the Coach is taken to the spot selected, 
the curtain made ready, and with the first notes of 
music the people begin gathering. Soon there is a 
large crowd about the Coach, with many more stand- 
ing in the shade of trees and buildings, where they 
probably hope to pass unnoticed. In addition to these 
are the many within a radius of three or four blocks 
around the Coach, who cannot help but hear even if 
they remain in their homes. Colored slides are thrown 
on the screen and the message of salvation given 
through the loud-speaker. 

The following morning the colportors are on the 
street, going from house to house with the Bible, do- 
ing personal work and giving out tracts and leaving 
some portion of the Bible in every home. After sev- 
eral days the Coach moves on to the next town, hav- 


Showine the 

Loud- Sneakins 


The Workers Are 
Ricardo Wagner 

Antonio Gamarra 
Domingo Reina 

(L. to R.) 



ing been an inspiration and help to isolated Chris- 
tians and to groups of believers. Many who had 
bought Bibles, perhaps years before, and had put them 
away because of lack of interest or understanding, 
now have them out reading them; having been 
brought, through the meetings, to a deeper apprecia- 
tion of the value of the Scriptures. Men and women 
of all walks of life have been dealt with. Many hear 
for the first time of a Savior, able to save to the utter- 
most. It is impossible to estimate the results of this 
great work; only eternity will reveal that to us. Con- 
tacts made through this work open the door to meet- 
ings in the homes, and this later expands to meetings 
in the halls and an established work. Space will not 
permit to tell of the many precious souls we have 
known personally, many now in glory, who first came 
to know the Lord through the Bible Coach work. The 
work in Hernando, Tancacha, Huinca Renanco, Alej- 
andro and other parts, all had their beginning in the 
work of the Bible Coach. 

South America has long been called the Land of 
Opportunity. In a spiritual sense it has never been 
more so than it is today. There is an open door, and 
a willing ear is lent to any voice that professes to 
speak with authority on ultimate things. 

This condition presents a challenge, and constitutes 
a supreme opportunity for the forces of both light and 
darkness. That the latter is taking up the challenge 
and embracing the opportunity, there can be no doubt. 
Spiritism, theosophy, and kindred cults, are making 
enormous strides. The Church of Rome has not failed 
to be alive to the possibilities. Rome today, more 
afraid than she has ever been of the evangelical 
movement, is out combating it in two ways — by imi- 
tation of our methods, and renewed persecution and 
intolerance. Institutions similar to ours have been set 
up. Editions of the Gospels, of course with Roman 
Catholic notes, have been circulated to comnete with 
the work of the Bible and Missionary Societies. Mis- 
sions are held by preaching friars, sometimes in tents, 
in an effort to undo the work of the missonary. In 
connection with these, we have known of the priest 
actually performing baptismal and ceremonial rites, 
gratis; this, of course, in imitation of the missionary. 

Today is indeed the day of opportunity in the Land 
of Opportunity for the Bible Coach. This great work 
nresents a challenge to the women of the W.M.C. who 
have undertaken this year to contribute to its sup- 
port. Will you keep its wheel rolling? Remember, 
there is no people in all the world more in need of the 
gospel than these dear deceived people of Latin 
America ! 

— Loree Sickel. 

ALL W.M.C.'s 

Your literature secretary is entirely out of W.M C. 
programs and Dime Collectors. Requests have come 
in from various councils for more of both. If your 
group received more of either than you need, please 
send them at once to Mrs. Earl Virts, 2816 James St., 
Ft. Wayne, Ind. 


Fort Wayne, Ind., Dec. 15, 1941. 

On Oct. 8 the Indiana District met at the Fir, 
Brethren Church at Dayton, O., for our Rally Day, an 
we will say that the Dayton ladies made us welcon 
with such an enjoyable day that it shall long be n 
membered by all who attended. 

The registration committee reported an attendant 
of 90 with eight different Councils represented: Bern 
Peru-Senior and Junior, Clayton, Flora, Winona Lak 
Fort Wayne, Dayton and the U. B. Church of Phillip! 

The meeting opened with a welcome by Mrs. R. I 
Barnard and a response by Mrs. Leila Polman. Dui 
ing the day a number of specials were given by ladif 
from the different Councils; and Bro. R. D. Barnar( 
pastor of the Dayton church, gave a message with illus 
tration by flannelgraph of "Jesus and the Woman i 
the Well," which was very much enjoyed. Our Na 
tional President, Mrs. Kent, gave a very inspirin 

The noon luncheon was a "bring your special dish, 
with all the extras su'^'^lied by the Dayton ladies ; an 
it's putting it mildly when we say it was a sumptuou 

At the business session the following officers wer 
elected: Pres.. Mrs. Leila Polman; Vice-Pres., Mr: 
Henry Rempel; Sec'y-Treas., Mrs. Bertha Stevens. 

Suggestions were made and a vote taken to provid 
our missionaries in Africa with silverware — a servic 
of thirty-six to be used in their conferences. 

The day closed all too soon, with plans to meet th 
following year at Berne, Ind. 

In His Service, 
— (Mrs.) Bertha Stevens, Sec.-Treas. 

Please enter my subscription to the Breth- 
ren Missionary Herald for one year. One dol- 
lar ($1) enclosed. Send it to: 

Name ^ 


City State 

3326 So. Calhoun 
Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

JANUARY 24, 1942 

The Siiie^iAaad of ^ 

Christ, the Hope of the World 

Please Notice!! 

A change has been made in the office of General 
Secretary. The new secretary is Lorraine Dyer. Her 
address is 540-14th Street, Washington, D. C. Send 
your news to her from now on; and please do! You 
have failed us this month by not sending any news. 
Let us help the new secretary by telling what we are 
doing in our own society. The S.M.M. officiary is 
found on page 41 of the Conference Number of The 
Brethren Missionary Herald. 


Two new Junior Sisterhoods since National Confer- 
ence — and both of them wrote about their societies 
and their offcers! 

Let's Listen to Waterloo, Iowa Speak — 

"We have had two meetings and we can surely see 
the workings of the Lord in it all. We had six at our 
first meeting and 12 at the next. We are very much 
interested and are reaching those outside our church 
who are unsaved. We are bringing our things for the 
Kentucky box and have started our scrap books. We 
are saving tinfoil and are going to make some attrac- 
tive mottoes to place in homes for Christmas, thus 
giving a testimony. We want to be real soul-winners, 
so please remember us in your prayers. And we 
would be thrilled to hear from an-" of the other Sis- 
terhoods too. Our officers are: Pres., Norma Jean 
Schrock; vice-pres., Lola Deits; sec'y, Jeanne Azbill, 
treas., Peggy Lane." 

Now a word from our other thriving "baby": 
Fremont, O. 

"We just organized in October with 11 present. The 
second meeting increased to 14. We are having such 
a good time working on our scrap books. We take 
them to our monthly meetings, and work on them 
after our devotional neriod and business. Our officers 
are: Pres., Helen Miller; vice-pres., Virginia Ash; sec'y.. 
Ruby Koontz; treas., Nancy Beier; patroness, Mrs. 
Phillip Simmons; ass't patroness, Mrs. Carl Brooks." 

And the Fremont group sent yours truly some sam- 
ples of the program booklets and invitations they are 
putting in their scrap books. 

May 1942 find many more Junior groups organizing 
and reporting. Don't forget your financial goal at 
this time. Jan. 31 is the dead line. What about your 
Bible reading? The winter months when we have to 
stay indoors so much is a good time to catch up. 
Remember, our big goal is — Every Junior Sisterhood a 
banner society this year. Will you help us reach it? 

Yours because of Calvary, 

— Aunt Mabel. 


The 3 chapters; 61 verses; 1,559 words in the Second 
Epistle of Peter contain a timely message! 

At present, we face a new year brimming with new 
adventures and responsibilities for the Christian. What 
shall be our goal? 

For the present, fruitful lives (1:8); for the future, 
an abundant entrance (1:11); both of which are based 
upon our past escape from corruption and our par- 
taking of the divine nature (1:4). 

We can realize this goal by possessing our posses- 
sions (1:3); by claiming the promises (1:4); and by 
progressing in the Christian life (l:5ff). 

In 1:5-17 the Holy Spirit draws a picture of the 
Christian life in full bloom. From the seed of faith 
springs forth the stem and leaves of virtue, knowledge, 
etc., which blossom into the flower of love that will 
bear the fruit of the Spirit. 

11 Peter and II Timothy are very similar. Both writers 
are facing death. Both have a vision of the last days. 
Both are concerned about those they shall leave be- 

1:18 is very interesting when read in the light of 
Matt. 17:1-8. Suppose Peter's request to stay upon 
the mountain top had been granted! 

Against what shall we guard ourselves in the days 
ahead? We must guard ourselves against the per- 
suasive ways of the false teachers which are so prev- 
alent today. They are vividly described in chap. 2. 
(Compare this chapter with the Epistle of Jude). 

Peter is not speaking of Christians in 2:20-22. The 
Bible speaks of Christians as sheep, not dogs and pigs. 

Our guide for the new year is the Word of God 
(3:1 ff). The Lord is not slack concerning His prom- 
ises, and of them we dare not be ignorant. If the 
Word ever becomes common to us, or we become cal- 
loused to it, we will become careless in our Christian 

Therefore, as we read our Library Books every day, 
let us look for Him on every page. Let us let Him 
have the 'last word' in our lives. 



Praise the Lord! Word has just 
been received from William Retts, executive 
assistant to LeTourneau, stating, "We are 
glad that it has been possible to arrange the 
schedule to give you the dates Aug. 31-Sept. 1 
for your youth conference." So on to Bethany — where 
all national Brethren youth organizations and young 
people meet. 

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Polman, directors again this year. 



QUn^Ut ike t^Ofi^ a^ the 

Chorus — Christ, the Hope of the World. 


Scripture — Psalm 8. 

Hymn— Till the Whole World Knows. 

Prayer Session 

I — Introduction 

Wendell Phillips has said, "It is the Indian race that 
the people of the United States will most dread to 
meet in the awful day of judgment." 

361,000 of the United States population are Indians, 
composed of 300 different tribes, the largest of which 
is the Navajo Indian tribe numbering over 50,000. The 
Navajo Reservation. "America's Foreign Field," is sit- 
uated in the big desert lands of northern Arizona, 
New Mexico and Utah. 

They are not a village people but nomadic and past- 
oral. They are widely scattered over a vast area of 
17,000,000 acres of land, which makes it very difficult 
in reaching them. They are a primitive and backward 
people. Few, especially in the section where we are 
located, can speak, read or write any English. Their 
own language is unwritten. Thousands of boys and 
girls of school age are out of school, for education is 
not compulsory. One of the great tragedies of Navajo- 
land is that, usually, those who have gone to school 
must return to the homes and ways of their people, 
and finding themselves unable to battle the customs 
and traditions they sink to the same level. 

II_Superstitions and Fears— No Hope 

The worship of some 300 created things is the religion 
of the Navajo Indians. Ceremonials are held in the 
hogans by medicine men of the tribe, who are their 
leaders and priests. These divine dreams, practice 
witchcraft, dispense medicine made of native herbs 
and other substances believed efficacious, and use 
occult power to drive out the demons causing bad 
dreams, disease and death. Their practices are un 
scientific and often cruel. The religion is pagan. Su- 
perstition, fear and despair are the daily lot of those 
who have no hope outside of their tribal teachings. The 
dying are carried outside of their hogans to die, lest 
their dwelling places become the habitations of demons 
which bring death. Truly they are a people "having no 
hope and without God in the world" (Eph. 2:12). A 
medicine man little knew that he was tellmg the 
truth when he said to us, after the light of God's Word 
had shined in, "It seems that we are all in the dark- 
ness. We do not know what we worship. Yes, it would 
have been different had we had the Book " 

Lying on the ground by the door of her hogan was 
an aged Navajo woman, blind and sick. Her bedding 
was a ragged quilt and a dirty sheepskin. In her 
hands she held a cold flat rock, and whenever a pam 
came through her abdomen she would muster all the 
strength which she had in her feeble body and mas- 
sage herself with it. Groans and words came at the 
same time. Over and over again she repeated, "C 
in-dih bagan-go" ("To the home of the devils I am 
going"). Her tears fell fast, and an appeal was made 
to the lightning, a Navajo deity, to save her. What 
was her hope? Why must she die this way— in the 
land that boasts of its allegiance to the One Who 
loved her and all Navajo Indians? 

Ill — Christ, the Only Hope of the Navajo Indians 

Heb. 2:15 gives us a picture of the condition of the 
Navajo Indians: "Who through fear of death were all 

their lifetime subect to bondage." Rom. 1:23,25 also 
describes them and their worship. Heb. 2:14,15 tells 
us that our Navajos might be delivered from this 
fate, for the Lord Himself died to "destroy him that 
had the power of death, that is, the devil." — Mrs. B. H. 

Special number. 

IV — The Price of Being a Girl in Navajo Land 

She had grown up in a hogan. She had enjoyed 
the petting of mother and father and the teasing of 
brothers and sisters. She had enjoyed herding the 
sheep as she grew older. The great Navajo country 
with its rocky mesas dotted with small trees, and the 
far reaching vistas of uninhabited land, were loved 
by her. But in her heart was a dream, a dream of 
finding out what lay beyond the confines of the reser- 

Small wonder then, when the Navajo policeman 
went through the reservation seeking for children to 
fill the great government schools that she responded 
Her father, an old medicine man named "My Bones," 
was willing; for he thought of her return later, edu- 
cated and able to teach the people many things. And 
she would be much sought after by the men of the 
tribe, and would bring him more profit than an un- 
educated girl. 

So she found herself whisked away from the hogan 
in a car, and when she reached her destination she 
had seen many things — a city, trains, buUdings, many 
cars, and many, many white people. For eight long 
years she lived in this school and was happy. Then 
her folks wanted her to come home. They needed 
her, for her mother was not well. This word came 
through the trader or some other white person. She 
had forgotten the customs of he people. She did not 
realize that now it was time for her to help her people 
by accepting a husband and his gifts to them. 

It was hard for her to lie down on the sheepskins 
at night to sleep. It was hard to trudge miles daily 
over the rough country with the sheep as herder. 
Worst of all were the advances made by an old medi- 
cine man. One night she heard her parents talking. 
Yes, it was true; they were going to marry her off to 
that old man. He was willing to pay well for her. That 
would never do! There was Edgar at school and he 
was going to marry her! 

Much struggling of mind and heart resulted in a 
decision. She would appeal to the missionary lady, 
and perhaps she would let her come to live with her. 
For many months Lilly, for that was her school name, 
lived with the missionary family. She accepted Christ 
as her Savior and was baptized. She learned to pray 
and she loved to read her Bible. 

Then she was taken away by her people. And she 
was sold into marriage — not to the old man but to a 
young, uneducated, non-Christian man whom she 
riid not love or respect. How could she? Had he not 
been in jail for wronging her sister? The missionary 
man went to plead her cause with her father. Two 
days of work along this line resulted in failure and 
disappontment. Lilly was to live with the man. "What 
if she did not love him? She would learn to make the 
best of it." He had married off the other sister when 
she was 13 years of age to an old medicine man whom 
she had not loved. He had been paid well for her 
in horses, sheep and jewelry, and he needed these 
things because he was getting too old to work. 

So Lilly lives in a hogan. She spends her time in 
herding sheep and learning again to weave. She cooks 
over the fire on the earth floor, and sleeps in a sheep- 
skin. She is 20 years of age. Her future has been 
decided for her. She wonders and hopes. 


JANUARY 24, 1942 

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Some thoughts from a sermon recently given by R. D. BARNARD, 
Dayton, 0., to his Church 


If you're at all worthy of saying, "I am an American," 

you'll love the America that gives you freedom and 
protection. But America is facing the most critical 
period in her history. 
Human resources 
alone are insufficient. 
Our President has re- 
peatedly uttered a 
plea to God for His 
"uidance and help. 
;Can all Christians in 
America do less? 
God and Man Judge 
Nations Differently 
Daniel 2 tells how 
man sees the Gentile 
[nations of this eartii 
-they are seen as 
[glorious — "Thou art 
I this head of gold." 
Bright shining metal 
to which the nations 
[are here likened would 
[illustrate all the pomp 
and pride with which 
nations of this world 
see themselves. But, 
Daniel 7 sees things 
as God sees them : "And four great beasts came up out 
of the earth." God sees the nations of this earth as 

Rev. Barnard 

May God grant that the day may soon come when 
girlhood shall be freed of such exoeriences! That 
will come as you pray and give for these lost souls. 


"Carest Thou not That We Die" 

God of all life. Thou Who dost live 
Beyond the stars, beyond the sun and moon. 
Beyond the stretching curtains of the night, 
Beyond the sunset's glow, the midnight's gloom, 
For Thee we search! To Thee we make our cry, 

"Carest Thou not that we die?" 

For many moons our people roamed at will 
Across these mesas, plains and desert sands. 
Our life was free, no evil did we fear 
Until there came a people cruel and strong. 
Broken and scattered now, yea, sick we lie, 
"Carest Thou not that we die?" 

We had no hope, no friends, no Savior God 
To lead us from our bondage to the light. 
Our old men searched in vain for help, and then 
Turned back in anguish to the gods they knew. 
These could not them suffice ! ! Great God, we sigh ! 

"Carest Thou not that we die?" 

We die ! Those whom we love we lose ! At night 
We bear them off into the brush for fear 
Of spirits, haunting ones, who seek our doom. 
They die alone! They moan! We writhe and groan! 
We look for help, then helpless sink, and cry 

"Carest Thou not that we die?" 

—Edith M. Stokely. 

they really are — rapacious, ravenous beasts, bloodthirs- 
ty and cruel. But, God has planned a "Way of Bless- 
ing," or a "Way of Sorrow" for the nations of this 
earth; yes, even for our America. 

"Blessed Shalt Thou Be — " 

Read all about it in Deut. 28:1-14. Of course it was 
a promise given to Israel, but even a casual reading 
will reveal that there are principles involved that will 
bring blessings to any nation that meets the require- 
ments. And what are the requirements? "If thou 
Shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God," is 
the condition mentioned at least five times in these 
few verses. God really .judges nations on three things: 
right attitudes toward God (Ps. 33:12); right attitude 
toward God's people (Matt. 25:13 ff); right attitude 
toward righteousness and sin (Pro v. 14:34). 

"Cursed Shalt Thou Be—" 

is the part of Scripture we would rather not read, but 
it's just as truly Scripture. Read all about it in Deut. 
28:15-68. And there's a condition that will bring this 
sorrow and curse upon America .iust as certainly as the 
conditions mentioned about bringing blessing. "If thou 
Shalt not hearken" is mentioned many times in these 
53 verses. Read them! Then pray that America shall 
not so turn a deaf ear to God as to bring this wrath 
upon our fair land. 

Lying, Swearing, Stealing 

Killing, committing adultery, wine, drunkenness, 
and forgetting God, are mentioned definitely as the 
things that bring the displeasure of God — see Hosea 
4:1-11. Now look out across America and stand with 
me in fear for the judgment and sorrow that is cer- 
tain unless our America turns to the right and judges 
her sins. 

Nineveh, a Great and Wicked City 

was condemned of God to destruction for her sins. Read 
about it in Jonah 3. But after the sentence was pro- 
nounced and announced by Jonah, the city repented in 
sackcloth and ashes; they cried unto God. God with- 
held His hand of judgment and the city was saved. O, 
that America would follow the suggestion of our Pres- 
ident and "ask forgiveness for our shortcomings of the 

God Chastens Those Whom He Loves 
Read Heb. 12, and see this teaching for yourself. God 
must love America because of the millions of sincere 
believers who live here, with the permission and favor 
of America. If we don't repent, God's chastening hand 
must come upon us to make us turn again to Him. 
England had almost forgotten God. Before this war, 
churches were empty; ministers were disheartened. 
Then the chastening hand of war came, churches were 
leveled to the ground. Then, the worshippers came — 
hundreds of thousands of them. They're now wor- 
shipping in caverns and tunnels. England is turning 
to God. Pray God that our people here in America 
may turn again to God before He must lay His chas- 
tening hand upon us. He will chasten us as certainly 
as we continue in our sin and in our negligence of the 
things of God. 

..n.„. ,.,!.. THINK IT OVER >.'.n.r..,l|. 

A man may be at his wit's end 
but he need not be at his faith's 



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By REV, R. E. GINGRICH, Pastor, Ellet, 0. 

That Christ died upon the cross is an established 
fact in human history. That it was necessary for 
Him to die upon that cruel tree is an explicit doctrine 
of the Christian faith, and essential to the work of 
redeeming lost sinners. In our last study on the theme, 
"What I believe and Why?" we declared our belief in 
the necessity of the death of Christ as it occurred. 
Having established that necessity in our thinking, we 
shall now endeavor to set forth the meaning of the 
death of Christ. 

There are at least six primary ideas set forth in the 
Word of God to establish the meaning of the death 
of Christ. We shall set forth four of them in this 
particular study. They embrace: 

The death of Christ was a ransom price paid to 
release the sinner from just condemnation. 

Upon one occasion, as recorded in Matt. 20:28, Jesus 
declared: "Even as the Son of Man came not to be 
ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life 
a ransom for many." The meaning of a ransom js 
clearly set forth in Lev. 25:47-49. It gives instruction 
as to the course of procedure to be followed in the 
event a Hebrew, struck with misfortune, sells himself 
into bondage. A kinsman may pay a price which will 
redeem or ransom the one sold into bondage. Three 
important elements appear in this account. (1) a 
man has sold himself into bondage. That is what man 
has done — sold himself into bondage to Satan thru sin. 
(2) A price may be paid to release the enslaved person 
from his bondage. That is what was done when 
Christ died upon the cross. His shed blood was the 
ransom price that was paid to release enslaved hu- 
manity from the bondage to Satan and sin. It has 
been said that sin is a slave market in which sinners 
are "sold under sin" (Rom. 7:14); there souls are un- 
der sentence of death (Ezek. 18:4). Christ, by His 
death, buys sinners out of the market, thereby indi- 
cating complete deliverance from service to sin. He 
looses the bonds, setting the prisoners free, by paying 
a price — that price being His own precious blood. (3) 
The one who is to pay the ransom price to set the 
captive free, was to be a kinsman. That is what Christ 
had in mind when He clothed Himself with humanity. 
He thus became our Kinsman-Redeemer. Identify- 
ing Himself with humanity, becoming a kinsman there- 
by, our precious Lord placed himself in position to 
ransom us from the cruel bondage into which we sold 



ourselves thru sin. An awful price did he pay as our 
kinsman when he made possible our release from 
bondage! That price was his very life — precious life! 
There was no release until the price was paid. There 
was no release unless the enslaved sinner accepts his 
release at the hands of his Kinsman. Some accept 
with deep appreciation their liberation. Others reject 
that proffered grace and remain in their bondage. 
Which are you this fateful hour? 

The death of Christ was a propitiation for our sin. 

This is an aspect of the death of Christ which, 
tho appearing often in Holy Writ, is little understood 
by the mass of Christendom, we fear. God has been 
outraged by the sin which man committed against 
Him. His anger has been kindled against rebellious 
humanity. His holiness. His justice, His wrath de- 
manded judgment. What did that judgment entail? 
"The soul that sinneth it shall die" (Ezek. 18:4) was 
his sentence. Nothing less would appease His right- 
eous anger. Into the breach appeared God's beloved 
Son. He presented Himself to bear the full penalty 
for outraged holiness, received that penalty in its 
full fury in His own body, and thereby appeased and 
led God to be favorably disposed toward the sinner. 
Thus it is declared in 1 John 4:10: "Herein is love, not 
that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His 
Son to be the propitiation for our sins." The penitent 
sinner, burdened with the sense of his sin, sensing the 
wrath of God upon his soul, seeing in the shed blood 
of God's own Son the only means of appeasing the 
wrath of God against sin, looks to Jesus, receives him 
as his Savior, and realizes that now the wrath of God 
is turned away from him forever. My friend, have you 
looked to Jesus' blood to cover your sin and appease 
the wrath of God? 

The death of Christ reconciled God to man. 

The sin of man destroyed the amity between God 
and man. To remove that enmity that now existed, 
God sent His Son by Whom He reconciled us to Him- 
self. Thus it is written in II Cor. 5:19: "God was in 
Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imput- 
ing their trespasses unto them. ..." What blessed 
ministry that was! Thus it was that the enmity felt 
by God toward man was now removed, and divine 
favor toward sinners that repent was extended. God 
is no longer angry at sinners, unless they reject his 
means of reconciliation. Then there is no choice left 
but to execute upon them the just penalty for their 
sin. In Christ the sinner is brought into perfect har- 
mony with God, the debt is paid, the disability all 


J ANUARY 24, 19 4 2 

removed, and a new relation to God is sustained. Oh, 
that lost and condemned souls would receive Jesus 
Christ as their Savior, and be at rest with God, recon- 
ciled and at peace! 

The death of Christ was a substitutionary death. 

While substitution is not a Biblical word it is a 
Biblical truth. It means the replacement of one per- 
son or thing for another. In reference to the death 
of Christ, it signifies that the righteous judgment of 
God against sinners because of their sin was borne 
by Christ, as He substituted in the stead and room of 
the sinner. This truth appears clearly in a Scripture 
which we have already presented in this study, Matt. 
20:28, the last part of which reads: "And give Himself 
a ransom for many." A critical study of the word 
translated "for" will reveal that it means "in the stead 
of," and hence signifies substitution. Jesus gave Him- 
self in the stead of many." He took their place, He 
bore the penalty they deserved. He suffered the just; 
punishment they merited. He received the full fury 
of God's wrath against sinful men. Jehovah laid 
upon HLm the iniquity of us all, transferring our sin 
upon Him and His righteousness upon us. That's what 
the death of Christ means. Has it become effective in 
your life? 

It was because He loved me so, 

When lost in sin and steeped in woe, 

Christ did for me atone; 

He cast a pitying glance on me 

And said, I died for thee, 

To claim thee for my own. 

He washed my sin-stains all away. 
And turned my night to bright noonday 
By His own blood applied; 
The longing in my heart was stilled. 
The aching void His presence filled 
And fully satisfied. 

In loving kindness none con tell 
He deigns within my heart to dwell, 
This friend so kind and true; 
I want the whole wide world to know 
My Savior Who has charmed me so, 
Then they will love Him, too. 

(To be continued) 

T^ew '^J^e/'S 

Our Workers 


A dear old saint, who had seen much trouble and was 
in dire need, was asked if she ever felt like murmur- 
ing. She replied, "When I do, I just ask the Lord to 
put me in the easy chair and keep me quiet." The 
visitor, seeing no easy chair about, asked what she 
meant. "My easy chair," she said, "is Romans 8:28, 
'And we know that all things work together for good 
to them that love God, to them who are the called 
according to His purpose'." — Selected 

At this writing Bro. William Gray is conducting a revival at the 
ALEPPO, PA. church. This church, for some time, has been with- 
out a pastor. 

The ELLET, 0. church, of which Bro. R. E. Gingrich is pastor, has 
adopted Garner Hoyt as their personal missionary to Africa. Bro. 
Hoyt and his wife hope to be able to secure passage to Africa 
shortly after his graduation from Grace Theological Seminary this 

From Bro. Stanley Hauser we learn that the GRAFTON, W. VA. 
church is holding two prayer meetings weekly, a cottage prayer 
meeting on Monday evening, and the regular mid-week prayer service 
at the church. Bro. Hauser is acting as supply pastor until the 
arrival of Bro. Randall Rossman, who has accepted the coll of the 
Grafton church and is closing his pastorate at Altoona, Pa. 

Bro, H. W. Nowag, pastor at LISTIE, PA., writes, "The Listia 
church recently held a two weeks' evangelistic meeting under the 
leadership of Rev. Kenneth Ashman. A number of reconsecrotions 
and confessions were the visible results. Every phase of the church 
and community life was richly blessed and strengthened fay the 
Scriptural sermons and tireless work of Bro. Ashman." 

On two successive Sunday evenings during the holidays, the 
evening church services at the First Brethren Church of DAYTON, 
O., where Rev, Russell D. Barnard is pastor, was in charge of young 
people of the church who were home from college. Each of the 
services concluded with messages from two of the young men. 

The First Brethren Church of LONG BEACH, CALIF, has seized 
another opportunity to preach the gospel. Services are held Sun- 
doy evenings at 9:30 on the Pike. 

By the time this magazine reaches you, REV. AND MRS. LEO 
POLMAN expect to be well on their way to Southern California, 
where they are scheduled for revivals at the Long Beach (1st), 
Los Angeles (2d) and Whittier churches. Between meetings Bro. 
Polmon plans to visit other Southern California churches in the 
interests of The Brethren Missionary Herald publications. 

Pastors desiring to have Brother and Sister Polman con write them 
in care of 1st Brethren Church, Long Beach. Dotes available are 
Feb. 23-27, Mar. 16-20. The Polmans will be using, in their meet- 
ings, the rare instrument, organ chimes, as well as the vibra harp 
and accordion. Their daughters, Elaine and Joyce, will accompany 
them on this western tour. 

The Church on the Hill program, sponsored by the Ghent Brethren 
Church of ROANOKE, VA., and broadcast weekly at 8:30 Friday 
A.M. over WSLS, has begun its second year on the air. 59 programs 
were given during the first year. During the first 11 months, 155 
letters and cords were received by people who listened to the broad- 
casts. Mony dozens of the Gospel of John, the book of Romans, 
and the booklet, "The Reason Why," were sent to those requesting 
them. Through this radio ministry, thousands of lives were touched, 
which the church otherwise could never hove reached. 

A white gift offering of $137 was received at the First Brethren 
Church of PHILADELPHIA, oil of which goes into the building fund. 
Digging for the new building is expected to begin soon. Notes 
and mortgages involved in the purchase of the property were burned 
on New Year's eve as a part of their watch night service. 

Good reports of the service conducted in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 
by the gospel team from Grace Theological Seminary hove come 
into the Herald office. Several were saved in their meetings in 
Los Angeles County, and a church at which they hod not yet 
appeared informed its congregation, "We ore told that their program 
will 'just thrill you.'" The team is headed by Bro. Harold Mayer, 
middler at the seminary. 

Special Meetings Now In Progress 

JAN. 24-25— At Portis, Kons., conducted by Rev. Leo Polman. 



Of The Brethren Churches of Southern California 

The Men's Brotherhood of the La Verne Church con- 
ceived the idea of the Brotherhoods of all the Brethren 
Churches of Southern California meeting for a time 
of fellowship, and thereby having a closer knit rela- 
tionship among the laymen of these churches. 

At the cordial invitation of the La Verne Church, 
some 200 men met Oct. 17, 1938. That was the birth . 
of the organization whose name is the title of this 
article. With Cecil Snyder of the First of Los Angeles 
as president, this first meeting was the foundation of 
a group of laymen, banded together in Christ to do 
and plan in prayer beyond even the fondest hopes of 
the instigators in La Verne. 

We praise our Lord for the part He has given us in 
His plan, and we look joyously ahead to what He may 
have on the program for us in the future. Believing 
that this brief resume may be useful to some other 
district desiring to start a similar movement in their 
area, we are forthwith presenting some of the high- 
lights in the three year life of the Magnify Brother- 

The usual routing of forming a Constituton and 
electing officers was taken care of in a surprisingly 
short time, considering the size and scope of such an 
organization. The Lord placed little in our way as an 
avenue of endeavor until the formulating stage was 
passed. Then we heard a call from Modesto for a 
tent and Bro. R. Paul Miller told of one in the Mission- 
ary Herald, so these men raised $165 to meet that need. 
After Modesto used the tent, we found the size to be 
prohibitive for our use in evangelistic work, so these 
same men raised an additional $150 to put a 20 foot 
strip through the middle, making the tent 20 feet 
longer and capable of seating 300 people. After Men's 
Magnify of the First of Long Beach donated the lum- 
ber for seats, we find ourselves preparing to furnish 
seat ends and then the tent will be fully equipped. 

The District Mission Board has the standing offer 
of the use of this tent any time, any place, rent free, 
set up and taken down at the expense of the Magnify 
Brotherhod. In between calls from them, any church 
in this district has the same offer. South Gate has 
already availed herself of this opportunity, while Fill- 
more has her name in for a date starting Jan. 20. 

Fostering inter-church sports, recreation and fel- 
lowship for the Brethren young people is another type 
of service in which this band of men find themselves 
engrossed. Since the forming of a Brethren Young 
People's Convention, the Magnify Brotherhood has on 
their minutes a definite plan to cooperate and further 
in any way possible the program of this convention. 

Should you read our constitution, these items are 

1. An annual picnic for all Brethren in Southern 

2. Regular meetings the third week of January, 
May and September. 

3. A definite missionary objective. 

4. No elder can hold an elective office. A pastor- 
counselor is selected every year. 

5. A Central Council, made up of one representative 
from each Brotherhood and the elected officers, is the 
governing body empowered to transact business. 

6. Each meeting must have inspirational singing, 
testimonies, prayer and a devotional message. 

Should further information be desired by any readers 
of the Herald, I would be only too glad to impart more 

Yours in His service, 

— L. W. Marvin, Pres. 


Since our having come to the field as pastor of the 
First Brethren Church of Fillmore, it seems that time 
has been pretty well utihzed, and therefore, no "News 
from the Field" has been sent. However, we do want 
all to know that God is blessing our church, for which 
we praise Him. At the annual business meeting an- 
other call was extended to the pastor, the call ex- 
tending to July 1943; and to the great surprise of the 
pastor, by unanimous vote he was called with a 10% 
increase in salary. 

The members of the Fillmore church are to be com- 
mended for the fine way they are standing in back 
of their pastor in full support of the work. They ral- 
lied to his call for a great home mission offering, and 
gave the largest offering in the 23 years of the 
church's history. The Lord is blessing us and we are 
meeting all our financial obligations in a fine way. 
He is also blessing with real treats. During the past 
few months we had with us Brother and Sister Jobson 
and family; Brother and Sister Williams; and perhaps 
the outstanding blessing was our Day of Prayer. Be- 
ginning at 5:00 A.M. and continuing until 6:00 P.M. 
found one to a half a dozen people in the pastor's study 
on their knees in prayer. The day was closed with 
the quarterly communion service. Many commented 
that it was the best communion that had ever been 
conducted in the church. For these blessings we give 
praise unto the Lord! During the last few months 
there have been seven decisions for the Lord, five of 
them first time confessions. 

On Jan. 2, 3, 1942, the Brethren Student Volunteers 
Rally of the Southern California District, was held at 
the Fillmore Church. The Grace Seminary Gospel 
Team was in charge of most of the rally. 

Our Christmas program was a most unusual one, 
being worked with a public address system. The 
pageant "Bethlehem" was presented with the use of an 
actual reproductive scene of Bethlehem. In addition 
to this, slides were shown in conjunction with the 
pageant to illustrate the program. 

The Fillmore church extends greetings to the Breth- 

— Arnold R. Kriegbaum, pastor 


JANUARY 24, 1942 

By R. I. HUMBERD, Mortinsburg, Pa. 

Christians often bring reproach upon the name of 
Christ by their inconsistant lives. This is also set 
forth in young men whose lives have differed but 
little from that of their worldly companions until 
they are confronted by military duty, then they claim 
the privileges of the conscientious objector. Recently 
there came to my attention a very remarkable case 
that would be well for both young and old to ponder. 

For eight years I have taught Personal Evangelism 
in the Altoona School of the Bible. One of the grad- 
uates now attends my class in the Hebrew Mission. 
His zeal for the Lord is unequaled by anyone I know. 
He has led scores to the Lord from the streets and 
other places m Altoona. He has ten helpers in his 
follow-up work, for he endeavors to anchor thoroughly 
each convert. When the Bob Jones College perfected 
an organization of over 100 young people in Altoona, 
this young man was selected as president. 

Recently I missed him for two evenings at the 
class. Last Monday, however, he was there again and 
had a very remarkable story to tell. He had become 
convinced of the tremendous need for work among 
the soldiers, so he enlisted in the army. 

All went well, and his physical examination was so 
perfect that the physician remarked about his steady 
nerves. Finally he came to the last test; a specialist 
on the nerves was to test the reactions of his mind. 
Again all went well and he about to pass when, for 
some reasonj the specialist asked a very unusual ques- 

"What do you do in your spare time?" 

"Seek to lead men to the Lord," was the reply. 

The specialist was puzzled and asked for an explan- 
ation. But it was too much for him, and he called in 
two others of like profession. For half an hour the 
young man faced the three worldly wise men. He 
told them that they were all right physically and their 
mind was sound, but that they were dead spiritually. 
He told them of his own former life and how it had 
changed four years ago when he was saved. He quoted 
Rom. 10:9 "If thou Shalt confess with thy mouth the 
Lord Jesus, and shaft believe in thine heart that God 
hath raised hm from the dead, thou shalt be saved." 
When he asked them about accepting the Lord, they 
reminded him that he was not conducting the exam- 

1900 years ago, Paul was charged with turning the 
"world upside down" (Acts 17:6), and with a similar 
excuse this young man was rejected from the United 
States army. It would probably be difficult to find, 
anywhere in the records of the United States army, 
another instance where a young man was rejected 
because they feared his influence upon his fellow 

I have all sympathy with a conscientious objector, 
for that was my position in the last war; and the 
yellow cards and acts of self-appointed patriots so 
worked on my nerves that it was not until recent years 
that I have been able to hear the National Anthem 
without a violent mental reaction. 

My position hung mainly on the words, "Thou shalt 
not kill"; but a study on the covenants has revealed 
that these words refer to personal vengeance and not 
to governmental executions. A few years ago I had an 
article of two or three columns in one of Altoona's 
leading daily newspapers on "Capital Punishment." 
Once there was to be a debate on Capital punishment 
in the Altoona High School. One student, who was 

planning to debate against it, read my booklet on "The 
Covenants" and changed her mind and debated for it. 

These are indeed hard times. I have brought three 
young men up to manhood. I gave them to the Lord 
before they were born; when lo, to my utter disappoint- 
ment, the government has called, and one is now in 
Camp Lee, Va., as a non-combatant conscientious ob- 
jector, and is baking bread for the army in place of 
passing out the bread of life, as I had so longed that 
he would do. It is well, however, that we know what 
the Scriptures say and anyone interested in the words, 
"Thou shalt not kill," can find a short discussion in 
my booklet, "Capital Punishment," which can be se- 
cured for 15c from the Brethren Missionary Herald Co. 


that since there are five 
Saturdays in January, there 
will be no Brethren Mis- 
sionary Herald next week. 
The Herald is published 
four times monthly. 


by your good works? Well, here's the best you can 

"A telegram from George, dear." 
"Well, did he pass the examination this time?" 
"No but he is almost at the top of the list of those 

who failed." — (Revelation). 


You can have each year's 
copies of your Brethren Mis- 
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tractive volume (like the one 
on display at our book table at 
Winona Lake last August) for 
only $2.25 if enough sets are 
sent in to be bound at one time. 
In case we do not receive 
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this low price, you can still 
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A Calcutta merchant met a misfortune in his busi- 
ness. A missionary was visiting him to interest him in 
some mission work. The business man handed the 
missionary a check for $250. At the moment the bus- 
iness man was handed a cablegram. Reading it he 
looked troubled. "This cablegram tells me that one 
of my ships has been wrecked and the whole cargo 
is lost. It makes a very large difference in my affairs. 
I will have to write you another check," said the busi- 
ness man. The missionary understood perfectly and 
handed back the check for $250. The check book was 
still open, and the business man proceeded to write 
the missionary another check and handed it to him. 
On receiving the check the missionary was amazed. 
It was a check for $1000. He said, "Haven't you made 
a mistake." With tears in his eyes, the business man 
said, "No, that cablegram was a message from my 
Father in heaven. It read, 'Lay not up for yourself 
treasures upon earth'." 

Need more be said? 

If you have money tucked away somewhere, and you 
want it to be safe and to produce interest and to do 
good, did you ever think about loaning it to mission 
churches for their building programs? In the years of 
depression one bank in six failed; one hospital in 47; 
one business in 22; but only one church in 2234 closed 
its doors because of the depression. — Dayton, O. (1st) 

Write Leo Polman or R. Paul Miller if you want to 
get in touch with churches in building program. 

Sometimes the pastor envies the doctor. When a 
person gets sick he immediately decides to go to his 
doctor for help. The doctor never has to be running 
after sick people all the time. But with the pastor 
everything is just the opposite. He believes that he 
has the cure from the Word of God for all spiritual 
diseases. People are spiritually sick everywhere, but 
instead of them seeking help by going to the pastor 
for a personal interview, the pastor has to be running 
after them. And many times he is humiliated by the 
fact that such persons will elude him, if possible. The 
pastor's business is to help men, women and young 
people with their spiritual problems. He will be found 
to be sympathetic, able to be trusted not to tell your 
problems to others, and capable by means of the Word 
of God to help those who really want to believe and 
follow the Bible. — Ghent Brethren bulletin, Roanoke, 


745 Questions and Answers For Class Use 

and Private Study 


A practical, working- knowledge of the Bible 
is possible through the study of this course of 
52 lessons. Short courses can readily be ar- 
ranged for, as the book is divided into seven 
parts, each being complete in itself. The ques- 
tions at the end of each lesson emd the general 
review questions will be found useful by teach- 
ers, but still more so by individual students 
who are thus enabled to test their understand- 
ing of the work done. 

The lessons are based upon the helps in the 

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a the German prison ship 
jsden" the Germans allowed i 
tands eind wives to "keep j 
t'' on the deck for two hours '. 
; morning. Note Brother and ', 
er Williams in the center of ) 
picture, just this side of the 1 
; lad who is reading his paper. 

Blaine Snyder 4-6-49 ** 



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The pictures of the Zamzam in this issue were talien 
by the photographer of the Life Magazine who was on 
board the boat. The Germans confiscated his films 
and pictures, as well as his camera. For some reason 
or other the Nazis decided to return these items to Mr. 
Scherman and sent them to the State Department in 
Washington. The State Department returned them 
to Mr. Sherman, and the Life Magazine printed its 
second Zamzam issue containing these pictures. Surely 
the readers of Life were not more interested in that 
boat than we Brethren folks are who had six adult 
missionaries, besides two little children, thereon. 

Therefore we requested permission of the Life Mag- 
azine to use these picttures, and our request was very 
courteously granted. 


Anyone desiring an extra copy or extra copies of this 
special Zamzam issue of the Herald can obtain such 
by sending for the same to our office, 1925 E. 5th St., 
Long Beach, California. Pastors who may desire to 
distribute a number of these magazines to their mem- 
bers, or friends who are not subscribers for the Herald, 
should be sending for them at once. The supply neces- 
sarily is limited; therefore, "first come first served." 

This issue is not our regular Easter Offering issue. 
That special Easter issue will also be sent free, as 
usual, to all pastors, churches or church organizations 
desiring them. The special Easter number will go into 
the mail the first week in March. 

It isn't too early to drop us a card and let us know 
how many copies of the special Easter number you will 
want. Doing this will enable us to give a closer estim- 
ate of the extra number we will need to print. 

the churches of the Brotherhood. If you would like 
to present one or more of these lectures before your 
Church or Missionary Society, or any other organiza- 
tion within the Church, you may make arrangements 
for the use of the same by writing to our office, 1925 
E. 5th St., Long Beach, Calif. 

Brother Orville Jobson, while' on furlough in Long 
Beach, made a through perusal of all the foreign mis- 
sion stereoptican slides that were on hand, and pre- 
pared five most interesting and helpful lectures ex- 
plaining the pictures. Anyone may give this lecture 
by simply reading the descriptions of each picture. 
The titles of the various lectures are as follows: 
Lecture I: "Opening The First Station of The 
Oubangui-Chari Mission." (These pictures give some- 
thing of the history of the beginning of our mission 
work in Africa from the year 1921 to about 1935. 
59 slides.) 

Lecture II: "Building A Mission Station." (These 
pictures show just how the missionaries go about put- 
ting up a building in Africa, showing the buildings 
on the various stations. This is a shorter lecture, and 
it is suggested that it be shown along with one of 
the other shorter lectures. 40 slides.) 

Lecture III: "Travel in Africa" (showing the var- 
ious means of travel. 40 slides.) 

Lecture IV: "Village Scenes in Africa" (38 slides.) 
Lecture V: "Chapel, Church, School & Hospital Ac- 
tivities." (Very interesting. 47 slides.) 

We hope to announce a similar series of lectures on 
our South American field later on. 

We believe these lectures will boost your Easter 
Offering. Order early. 


The copy has been prepared and forwarded 
to our good printer in Cleveland, Ohio, for 
the new Foreign Missions Handbook. Brother Mil- 
ler promises to rush this handbook into print and 
get it into the mails at the earliest possible time, so 
that all pastors desiring to make use of this hand- 
book in the various organizations of our local churches 
can have it in good time before Easter. These copies 
will be furnished, as heretofore, free of cost to our 
churches. It will be a complete, yet concise up-to-date 

Brother Jobson and Brother Sickel both have spent 
a lot of time in helping to make this a better hand- 
book by far than our first one. The maos anpearing 
therein have been carefully drawn by Mrs. Raymond 
Burch of Long Beach, under the supervision of the 
superintendent of our work. Miss Geraldine Judd, 
our Office Secretary, has given a lot of time to re- 
search work with the idea of making the handbook 
exact with reference to the historical data therein. 

It will be impossible for us to scatter these hand- 
books as freely as we do some of the rest of our liter- 
ature. Nevertheless, every member of the Foreign 
Missionary Society is entitled to one, and beyond that 
a reasonable number will be furnished free to the pas- 
tors to place as they deem advisable. Orders for them 
can be sent in to the office here in Long Beach now. 


Only 57 more days until Easter! ! ! Have you sent 
in your order for Missionary Offering banks and dime 
folders? If not, please fill in the card which was sent 
you IMMEDIATELY and drop it in the mail box. Due 
to the Dresent national immergency there may be 
some delay in the filing of our orders for these items 
from the publishing houses; hence, the need of know- 
ing as soon as possible how many wil be required. 
If you failed to receive an order form, simply address 
a postal to our office indicating how many banks you 
can use, how many dime folders for either 10 or 30 
dimes, and how many extra copies of this issue of the 
Brethren Herald you wish. 

Send your order to: Louis S. Bauman, 1925 E. Fifth 
St., Long Beach, Calif. 


We are glad to announce that we have ready five 
lectures, illustrated by stereoptican slides, for use in 

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FEBRUARY 7, 1942 


Mission worli is like breaking new ground. It is hard 
labor, but it is necessary. The first missionaries are 
the ploughmen who toil and see no harvest. But their 
work tells for all time. 


A certain little girl had been promised a handsome 
Bible for her birthday. On hearing a missionary tell 
of the need of Bibles in India, the child asked if she 
might not have two Bibles, each half as costly as the 
one her mother was planning to give her. Her mother 
consented, and the little girl wrote her name in one of 
them and gave it to the missionary to send to India. 
Years afterward a missionary was telling the story of 
the love of Jesus to a few women, when one of them 
exclaimed, "Oh, I know all about that. I have a book 
which tells me these things." She brought the book 
to her teacher, who, on opening it, saw to her amaze- 
ment her own name on the fly-leaf! It was the very 
book which she had given many years before. It had 
led to the conversion of its owner, and through her 
influence to the conversion of many in the town where 
she lived. 


A bright little girl of about eight summers was wisely 
teaching a bit of a brother some two years younger 
than herself to master the difficult art of riding a 
bicycle. After many fruitless trials the little lad stead- 
ied himself as he wobbled from side to side and proudly 
shouted: "I'm moving! I really am moving!" His 
sedate bit of a sister eyed his movements calmly, and 
coldly replied: "Yes, you are moving, but you are not 
going!" How true this is in the Christian life. Bishop 
Fowler used to put it in this terse and homely way: 
"Lots of folks are like a yard engine, that toots its 
whistle, rings its bell, and makes a lot of noise, but 
never goes anywhere." 

"Who will go?" We are told to go — to "get a move 
on us" — to go into all the world and preach the gospel 
to every creature! 


We have just glanced over a sermon by a young 
Methodist minister, in which he makes the statement: 
"The divine purpose of the coming of Jesus, and the 
task to which He gave Himself, is to tell men that they 
are, and to enable them to become, the sons of God." 
Just why our Lord should have striven "to enable 
men to become the sons of God" when they already 
"are the sons of God is rather puzzling to us. Some- 
times we feel like saying: "Ain't ministers funny?" 



The Creator rolled together a lot of clay and shaped 
it into a man. Put it in an oven to bake, but forgot to 
take it out. Result, the man was overdone, and this 
produced the negro race. So, the Creator tried again, 
made another man, put him in the oven; took him 
out too soon. Result, the white race. Then, the Cre- 
ator tried it again. Experience having taught Him, 
this time He took the man out at exactly the right 
minute. Result, the yellow race, the Creator's perfect 
man, who is destined to rule the whole earth! 

The authority for this weird philosophy, or theol- 
ogy, is Dr. George Dewey Blomgren, who states that 
this is taught in all seriousness in Japanese schools 
to the children. 


World Dominion reports that the Brazilian penal 
code, which came into force with the opening of this 
new year, 1942, enacts severe penalties on many per- 
sons who "publicly jeers at anyone because of his relig- 
ious belief or function, or hinders or disturbs any relig- 
ious ceremony or act of worship." Apparently, the 
authorities of Brazil are sincere in their belief that 
every human being has the right to worship his God 
according to the dictates of his own conscience. That 
is religious freedom. 

From all sides, come reports that conditions are be- 
coming more and more favorable toward the progress 
of the gospel in Latin America. Practically the entire 
continent of South America, as well as Mexico and 
Central America, has taken their stand with the United 
States in the tremendous battle now in progress for 
human freedom, the liberty of the press, and of speech, 
and of religion. South America has been a very diffi- 
cult country in which to carry on evangelical work, 
because of the opposition of the priests of Rome. But, 
since Papal Rome has shown her sympathy with the 
Fascist Government of Italy, it may be that the day 
is near when the grip of the Papacy upon the Latin 
America will not be so firm as it has been in years 
gone by. Perhaps, if our Lord shall tarry, our faithful 
missionaries, who have labored with apparently so 
little results, will yet see the dawn of a mighty revival 
that will sweep the South American continent. Let us 
keep on praying! Keep on believing! Keep on toil- 


What was advertised as "an enlarged meeting of 
the North American Administrative Committee of the 
Worlds' Sunday School Association" was held July 
13-15, 1941, in the Chula Visda Hotel Cuernavaca, 
Mexico. A report of this Sunday school conference 
was sent out from 156 5th Ave., New York City, by the 
Worlds' Sunday School Association. Glancing through 
this report, the eye of the editor caught this statement: 

"Due to lack of adequate contacts and interpreta- 
tion — and original training — large numbers of pastors 
and other church workers regard the religious educa- 
tional movement with suspicion or indifference. This 
must be corrected by a more effective training in sem- 
inaries and Bible training schools." 

What about correcting this situation by a return to 
the faith on the part of many of the leaders in the 
Worlds' Sunday School Association? 


How often we hear people say, "Oh, if I were only 
rich, I might do so much! If I had as much money as 
such a man, I would use it better than he does!" Per- 
haps they are not giving nearly as much as they might 
of what they have. The United Presbyterian published 
a story that illustrates this: One native said to an- 
other, "If you had 100 sheep, would you give 50 of them 
for God's work?" He replied: "That I would. I would 
be willing to give 50." "If you had 100 cows would you 
be willing to give 50 of them to the gospel work?" 
"Oh, yes, I would," was the prompt reply. "But you 
would not do it if they were 100 horses would you?" 
"Oh, yes, I would. You would see that I would." "But 
if you had two pigs would you be willing to give one 
of them?" The man's countenance fell, and he quickly 
replied, "No, I wouldn't. You know I have two pigs; 
then why do you ask me that?" 

(Continued on Page 11) 


Cade^ &ii/e^u^ i9^3. 

The Easter Offering, 1942, is just ahead. Many pas- 
tors, fully conscious of this fact and conscious of the 
fact that of aU times this is not the time to be laying 
down upon the task of making Christ known to the 
nations, are already preparing in deadly earnest to 
tackle the job of providing the wherewithal to keep 
our foreign mission work thoroughly alive and properly 

In the near future, pastors will receive the usual 
notifications as to the Easter offerings through the 
mails, together with suggestions for supplies that they 
may desire to use. However, as per a notice elsewhere, 
foreign missionary dime containers, boxes, barrels, etc , 
may be obtained immediately by those who have not 
already sent for them. 

In the opposite column we are printing a list of all 
Brethren Churches that contributed "$300 or over" 
during the six months from January 1, 1941, to June 
30, 1941. This was a "short year." Our previous report 
to the Board, covered a period of eighteen months 
instead of twelve. This was due to the upheaval in the 
Church, and is a matter of common knowledge to all 
Brethren people. 

We are printing this list of churches, not because 
these churches deserve praise any more than our 
numerically weaker churches. The figures will call 
to mind, however, to our stronger churches the mark 
at which they must shoot if they intend to reach or 
surpass their Easter offerings of one year ago. Of 
course, these figures show in some cases a larger offer- 
ing than what was known as purely the Easter Offer- 
ing, due to the fact that they cover a full six months 
period, in which, of course, the Easter Offering was 
the big thing. 

With all due respect to the |fine offerings the 
churches listed herein gave, it must be remembered 
that in the sight of the Lord some of the smaller 
churches did even better than these. From a sacrificial 
standpoint, if we can speak of sacrifice, their gifts 
were even greater. We say this for the same reason 
that our Lord said as He watched the well-to-do cast 
in large sums, the widow "hath cast in more than they 

The pastor of the First Church in Long Beach has 
a son who is the pastor of the Second Church in Los 
Angeles. This particular son seems to know only too 
well the meaning of the words "per capita." He likes 
to compare the offerings of his church from time to 
time with the offerings of his "dad's" church, and 
then talk about that thing that financial folks call 
"per capita"! 

Well, he has about persuaded us that the only fair 
thing to do at the close of the fiscal year (July 1, 
1941 to June 30, 1942) is to publish a list of the 
churches that give the largest amounts "per capita." 
"Honor to whom honor is due." 

But, after all is said and done, none of us have 
wherein we may boast. "God forbid that I should 
glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ." 

We are publishing a summary of the District Offer- 
ings for the six months period from January 1, 1941, 
to June 30, 1941, showing the entire amount contrib- 
uted during this "short year." The total, as will be 
note, is $46,480.86. Can we do it again? God help- 
ing us, in spite of the stress and extra expense that is 
upon us due to the turmoil of war — WE WILL! God's 
work must be done! 

All money received in our office on and after Feb. 
1st, 1942, will be regarded as a part of the Easter 
Offering. Individual Brethren sending in their offer- 
ings direct, will please indicate the congregation in 
which you hold membership. Your offering will then 
be added to the total coming in for that Church, thus 
helping the local Church to reach its goal. 

Louis Bauman, Sec'y-Treas. 
1925 Eost 5th St., Long Beach, Colif. 


THE "SHORT YEAR" JAN. 1, '41 TO JUNE 30, '41 

Long Beach, (Ist) California $11,218.80 

Philadelphia, (1st) Penno 2,426.34 

Dayton, Ohio 1,983.50 

Los Angeles, Calif. (2nd) 1,924.88 

Johnstown, (1st) Penno 1,684.94 

Whittier, Calif 1,590.83 

Washington, D. C. 1,227.71 

La Verne, Calif 1,214.11 

Sunnyside, Wash 1,165.13 

Berne, (Bethel) Indiana 1,087.00 

Waynesboro, Penna. . . 1 ,078.78 

Fort Wayne, Indiono 835.36 

Roanoke, (Ghent) Va 818.47 

Philadelphia, (3rd) Penna 810.00 

Long Beach, (2nd) Calif 676.23 

Listie, Penna 635.00 

Glendole, Calif 631.17 

Mundy's Corners, ( Pike) Penna 533.60 

Conemough, Penna 518.32 

Covington, Vo 516.03 

Cleveland, Ohio , 479.28 

Waterloo (Grace) Iowa 476.36 

Los Angeles, (1st) Calif 469.66 

Son Diego, Calif 467.69 

Ashland, (W. 10th St.) Ohio _ 460.51 

Turlock, Calif 460.00 

Rittman, Ohio , 442.27 

Akron, (Ellet) Ohio 428,31 

Uniontown, (1st) Penno 419.1! 

Sterling, Ohio 402.30 

Meyersdole, Penna 379.99 

Canton, Ohio _ 375.45 

Winchester, Va 372.33 

Dallas Center, Iowa 348.80 

Flora, (Grace) Indiana ... 322.82 

Homerville, (West Homer) Ohio 320.65 

Southgote, Calif 304.00 

JAN. 1, '41 TO JUNE 30, '41 

Southern Colifornio District $19,298.76 

Pennsylvania District 9,736.39 

East Centrol District 3,462.18 

South East District _ 3,881.14 

Indiana District 3,226.85 

Ohio District 2,165.00 

Northwest District 1,624.95 

Central District 1,511.85 

Northern California District 669.45 

Midwest District 494.67 

Notional Miscellaneous Offerings 409.62 

Total $46,480.86 

Of 55 high-explosive shells fired by the Nazi raider at the "Zamzam" without warning, worst damage 
was done on port side eunidships. First hit took away aerial. Three men at right were 
wounded by explosions under smashed lifeboat auid beside door above Gernutfi motor- 
boat. Germsuis are taking off baggage, provisions, liquor, as hold slowly fills. 

Jlli ^oiidefiA. Oh tke 3>eefz 

By MISS RUTH SNYDER, Conemaugh, Pa. 

They that go down to the sea In ships, that do busmess in great waters; these see the works of the 
Lord, and His wonders in the deep (Ps. 107:23-24). 

(Miss Snyder was one of the six Brethren missionaries aboard 
the ill-fated Zam Zam) 

Zam Zam! What a name for a strange ship with 
its interesting past, its inglorious present, and its 
loudly lamented end! During World War I, this ship 
operated as a British troop ship. 
After the war, it was sold to an 
Egyptian company, which used 
it as a "pilgrim ship" to trans- 
port devout Mohammedans to 
Mecca. In the city of Mecca, 
according to Mohammedan be- 
lief, is the well of water which 
Hagar saw when God opened 
her eyes, as we read in Genesis 
21. This well, for the Moham- 
medan, is a very sacred spot in 
a very sacred city. In their own 
Ruth Snyder language, this well is called 

Zam Zam. Therefore it was very fitting that this ship 
should be the Zam Zam. 
World War II interrupted the pilgrimages to Mecca; 

so the Zam Zam turned to other business. One day 
her new affairs brought her into New York with her 
amusing Mohammedan crew. She was described as 
"the funniest ship on the ocean." 

When she left New York, Mar. 20, 1941, there were 
on board 323 souls. In addition to the crew, there 
were the passengers, who can be identified in four 
distinct groups. There was a group of British peo- 
ple, victims of the war in one way or another, who 
were setting out for a safer and happier life in the 
outposts of the Empire. Another group was made up 
of men, whose commercial interests were taking them 
to far places. Third, there were the ambulance drivers 
who were setting out on a merciful errand. The last, 
and largest, group was made up of the missionaries 
and their families. 

Among all these people were many religious groups. 
There were Jews, Mohammedans, raw heathen from 
interior Africa, pagans of all sorts, Catholics, and many 
groups of Protestants. Among the irreligious group, 
perhaps there were those who hoped that some god of 
the many represented there would be able to hear 

— 5_ 


Miss Byron, in dotted array, watches her precious outfit and other 
earthly belongings go down into Davy Jones' Locker 


and answer the prayers of his followers for the safety 
of Jhe ship. There was One Who proved His mighty 

This trip for the missionaries was an unusual one. 
On board were many of the calling, so it was possible 
to have daily prayer meetings. Many were the hymns 
sung on deck during the blackout. These moments 
of Christian fellowship will long be remembered. 

There were other ways in which the trip was not so 
pleasant. One such thing was a fleeting glimpse of 
the cook! How was one to get service from a steward, 
who spoke neither English nor French — only "Gyp- 
tan"? The horrors of the dish washing process were 
not a sub.iect for the table. Sheets, towels, water — 
all were part of the general confusion. There were 
times when the passengers declared the greatest "peril 
on the sea" to be in the dining-room. 

Easter Monday brought something new to discuss. 
Why had the ship turned suddenly west? Why, as 
the sun went down, were we facing it? Would we ever 
again see a sunset? That night the blackout was 
more eerie than usual, for some unknown danger lurked 
out there in the darkness. As the next morning 
dawned peacefully, the ten,sion relaxed. Tuesday, 
Wednesday, we are safe! Early next week we will be 
in Africa. 

Thursday morning-, Apr. 17! The sun was just peep- 
ing over the rim of the ocean when we realized even 
in the midst of our drowsy comfortableness that the 
Zam Zam had become a target in World War II. Jump 
out of bed into coat and slippers, but above all — 
do not think. Do not think of the walls that might 
collapse on you! Do not think of the shrapnel which 
may strike you! Do not think of a pool of blood around 
a wounded man in the corridor! Do not think of the 
wailing of babes so rudely awakened from sleep! Do 
not think of a sinking ship! Do not think of a drift- 
ing life boat! Do not think of tongues blistered with 
thirst! Do not think — ! 

If this be The Valley, it is beautiful with promise; 
for over the side of the wounded ship, drifting and 
sinking life boats, people struggling in the water, the 
watching Germans in safety on their ship, and the 
fluttering swastika, the Lord was gracious and placed 
a rainbow! To each saved heart came that peace that 
passeth all understanding. 

We thought of the Apostle John who has told us 
of a "rainbow" he saw round about the throne of God 
(Rev. 4:3). In the midst of judgment, God set His 
bow to speak of mercy and hope. That da for us, 
God set His testimony to remind us of His faithful- 
ness. We thought of the day when God will set His 
throne without the rainbow. How glad we were that 

The Protestant Missionaries conducting a Prayer Service in Hatch No. 2 at 8 A. M. Agzdn Brother 

Morrill appe£U-s at the center in the bottom of the picture, still hanging on to the old hat. 

Little wonder that the officials declared that the "Zamzam" Missionaries "were a 

resourceful, united group which stood up well under troubles." 

FEBRUARY 7-, 1942 

in the midst of disaster there was a rainbow for us! 

At that scene, it was six o'clock in the morning. At 
home, it was midnight. Somewhere on a sick bed, a 
saint felt led to pray for some missionaries on a Ger- 
man raider. She prayed. It was midnight! What if 
she had not heeded the Spirit? 

Then came the ordeal of facing the Germans. What 
might they do to us? Is it possible to make a ladder 
long enough to reach from this tossing little boat to 
the deck above? When the difficulties of the ladder 
proved too much, it was a German seaman who helped. 
On those watching curious faces above, there was not 
a smile of amusement. There was only one question: 
"Where are you from?" Amazement registered on 
their faces at the answer: "United States"! 

Below we went into the bowels of the ship. How 
gracious God had been! Not one missionary, not one 
child, had received so much as a scratch from the 
shelling. Of the other groups of passengers, each had 
one who was seriously wounded. The attack had 
come with daylight. During the dark of the night, 
the raider had followed our vessel. At six o'clock every 
morning the Catholics had held services in the lounge. 
The lounge that morning became a charred mass of 
ruins. Who held back the attack until daylight? 
Who permitted the attackers to do their work before 
six o'clock? Is it any wonder that another prison 
heard hymns sung as these things became known to 
us that morning there in the hold of the Tamesis? 

That day passed. Night came. In the hold of the 
raider ship we were "bunked down" for the night. 
On one side of a canvas were the women and chil- 
dren; on the other side, were the men. Midnight 
brought the torture of an alarm. Never again will 
we hear a certain type of automobile horn without 
associating it with a life belt! There was only one 
way of escape, and that a single doorway which was 
now locked and deserted by its German guard. 

Overhead was the sound of running feet. Locked 
in that hold were souls whose only thoughts were of 
death. Life had been sweet; but if now death were to 
be our testimony, then He woujd supply the needed 
grace. Moments dragged. A guard appeared who told 
us that a ship had been sighted, and if there was any 
danger, they would let us out. He then vanished into 
the unknown parts of the ship. When he soon reap- 
peared, it was to say that they had met the ship to 
which we were to be transferred the next day. We 
crawled back into our bunks and began to long for 
the morrow. 

The Dresden! As we saw it tied up with the Tamesis, 
we wondered: "What now?" During that day the 
Germans went busily between the two ships. Flying 
overhead were many sea birds whose presence might 
reveal our hereabouts; so the birds were doomed. As 
the machine gun did its work among those birds, I was 
haunted by some lines read many years ago when a 
child in school: "Instead of the cross, the albatross 
about my neck was hung." 

During the afternoon we were transferred to the 
Dresden. As we boarded that little ship, a peace and 
calm only from above settled upon us. It was with 
a shock that we realized that no longer could we be 
individuals in this affair, but we were part of a group 
moving under orders from our captors. We began to 
realize that it means something to "stand in line." 
Never again until we reached New York did we make 
individual decisions. Perhaps to some of us, this was 
our keenest trial, having worked so hard to be able 
to think! 

Night found us all crowded in some way. Quarters 
for 25 people now accommodated 105 women and chil- 
dren. Somewhere in a hold of the ship, the men were 
put to work making their own beds. Our own cabin 
was furnished for one person. Mrs. Morrill, Elaine, 
and Stevie, were given the bed. Two thin straw mat- 
tresses (?) served Miss Byron and me with beds. With 
various contortions, we were able to get into our beds. 
The only pain each one was spared was that of seeing 

That night, Steve was a sick little boy. The expo- 
sure of the morning before had left him very ill. 
Everyone else had quieted down for the night. The 
doctor had visited Steve and done all he could do. 
Human resources were exhausted; but still he 
screamed. What that screaming might do to the tired 
nerves around us, we did not know. We felt helpless 
and hopeless. Mrs. Morrill said: "Let's pray!" In a 
short while, the baby was sleeping. Thus, in the 
smallest things the Lord was good. 

That night was long! As the gravity of our pre- 
sent situation confounded us anew, we were filled with 
despair. In the awful darkness of that hour, hope 
seemed futile. In the midst of the deepest distress 
came this thought from the Lord: "Is anything too 
hard for God?" No, nothing would be too hard for 
Him — noe even the blockade! It was that night's 
experiences, that returned in memory hour by hour 
to comfort us when hope again seemed vain. 

Morning again! Oh, how sweet was that daylight! 
Routine soon filled our unoccupied time to chase by 
the hours more quickly. There was Steve, who with- 
out shoes, could not walk on the cold decks. He had 
to be passed from one pair of tired arms to another. 
The meager store of clothing had to be frantically 
washed in a desparate attempt to be clean and nor- 
mal. The human mind seemed resourceful when 
pushed; so each one was soon busy with sewing, knit- 
ting, crocheting, — those things that keep women con- 

Days slipped by with their slippery diet, in spite of 
the fact that we were sitting on a ship which seemed 
to be parked in the middle of the ocean. To be on a 
week's vacation is one thing. To sit for a week in 
mid-ocean, on a German boat, is another proposition! 
At last the word was passed around that we were 
waiting for the supply ship. 

Why did we wait those days in the waters with only 
the spouting of the whales to vary the hours? Only 
God knows certainly. However, we were told later by 
the captain and the first officer of the ship on which 
we returend to America, that, had we not gone through 
the blockade while the British were looking for the 
Bismarck, we would never have gotten safely through. 
No doubt this fact, humanly speaking, was a factor 
in our safety; for the last few days, while the Dresden 
slipped through the blockade, the Bismarck and the 
Hood were already engaged in their momentous game 
of tag. "They that go down to the sea in ships . . . 
see . . . His wonders in the deep." 

One great daybreak brought with it the Tamesis. 
As we saw these two ships again together, a rainbow 
was in the sky. It brought fresh courage, and the 
assurance that our deliverance was to begin. 

That day the Dresden received more supplies, and 
its involuntary "guests" received false hopes. Several 
cases of eggs were brought on board. Now we had 

Curtis G. Morrill, Topped Off with a very familiar old hat, looks upon the eggs somewhat skeptically. 

Next to him is another missionary apparently looking for a date on said egg ! The young 

man gazing into space, almost directly above Brother Morrill, is Brother Williams. 

heard that the Tamesis had been to sea a year and a 
half without putting into port. That story seemed 
too "tall" until we sat down to our first meal of those 
eggs! Having smelled the eggs, we are inclined to be- 
lieve their story! Our false hopes centered in a prom- 
ise that the Americans would not be taken through 
the blockade. Alas for us! As some one else so aptly 
expressed it: "Their psychology worked."! 

Each day brought new manifestations of His faith- 
fulness. Little hearts were comforted for lost tavs 
and clothing. Older hearts found comfort for lost 
hope — the greatest of losses. Material possessions 
seemed nothing; but what of Africa's great need for 
the gospel? To Romans 8:28, we fastened all our 

Even the weather itself was ample proof of His 
faithfulness. As we sat in the calm South Atlantic, 
we had a calm sea. One night it changed and the 
ship began to roll. We thought of our crowded con- 
dition, and sea-sick people. Sea-sickness is one disease 

which needs a lot of room! Here there were no com- 
forts for the sick. We took our fears to the Lord. Soon 
the waves were still. "He maketh the storm a calm, 
that the waves thereof are still" (Ps. 107:29). 

Never again did we have rough seas until we reached 
what they were pleased to call "the danger zone." 
Then the sea grew rough. With the memory of our 
former experience, we once more went to the Lord for 
the same purpose. To our great disappointment, th? 
storm grew worse, and not less. As we passed those 
few hours in bewilderment as to why the Lord had not 
answered as before, we learned a fact that was news to 
us. We were told that a submarine could not operate 
if the sea is too rough! Then we realized that some- 
times we ask, and we have not, for we ask amiss. As 
the waves piled higher, we could more than share the 
joy of the Germans, who were delighted with the storm. 
We knew Who had sent the storm: They thought that 
they were "lucky." "He commandeth, and raiseth the 
stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves" (Ps. 107:25'>. 


FEBRUARY 7, 1942 

One night, just at sunset, we were filled with more 
than the usual let-down that came with the darkness. 
In a few minutes we were to go below and be locked in 
for the night as usual. This night was especially hard, 
for our little ship was running away from some danger. 
How gracious of the Lord to place His bow again in 
the ship in that hour of need. We went to our quar- 
ters with peace; for, God was still on the throne. 

Each day brought its blessing of Christian fellowship. 
Never will we forget our first Sunday on the Dresden. 
Everyone turned out for a service that afternoon. Even 
the captain of the ship listened with others of his 
men. So now they are without excuse, having that 
day heard the gospel of grace. A rainbow in the after- 
noon sky was the only background for the minister 
as he quoted: "Yea, though I walk through the Val- 
ley." As the sttains of "Faith of Our Fathers" drifted 
across the waves, many silently wondered if, indeed, 
it would be "to death." 

Having found the advice of the apostle Peter very 
timely we girded up the loins of our minds. In specu- 
lations on the future lay a snare to doubt; so we lived 
moment by moment, trying to let the Lord keep our 
minds in perfect peace. We felt that we had exper- 
ienced somewhat of Peter's thoughts when we spoke 
of the "trial by fire." At least we had been under 
fire, and our faith had not been in vain. It was to 
Peter's epistles that we turned for comfort when we 
could borrow a Bible. One day, I read aloud: "The end 
of all things is at hand." So, with new zest, hope, 
and energy, we awaited each tomorrow. 

May 19, after almost six weeks at sea, we saw the 
coast of Spain! Over that beautiful shoreline was a 
rainbow! We felt that now we could understand the 
joy of ancient Israel in the pillar of fire and the 
cloud. All that day, a rainbow appeared from time 
to time. At sunset it was just before us. 

May 20, we were at port in occupied France. Over 
the flapping swastikas, the rainbow graced the morn- 
ing sky. We had not wanted to come to this place; 
but now we were silently reminded that "His kingdom 
ruleth over all." 

That afternoon we were taken to Biarritz. Of our 
experiences in France much could be said. We heard 
of their need for butter, flour, meat, potatoes, coal. 
We saw the despair that came with defeat. We heard 
the tramp, tramp, tramp, tramp of booted feet, and 
the haunting strains of their marching song, as the 
troops of occupation paraded the streets of the city. 
Everywhere the conquerors were in evidence. 

One day a lady called to me. When I answered, she 
said: "Lady, when you go back to America, send us 
flour and milk for our babies!" It was hard to ex- 
plain to her just why this was impossible. She said: 
"Yes, I understand!" Often I have wondered if I 
could have understood, had our positions been reversed 
and it had been I whose starving babes would soon be 
joined by another little mouth to be fed! 

The Word of God tells us that the "curse causeless 
shall not come" (Prov. 26:2). Before we left France, 
we had an experience which we believe indicated the 
cause for the sufferings of France. One of the young 
ladies had lost, among other things, a French Bible. 
Thinking that it would be easier to replace this Bible 
in France than in America, three of us went from 
book store to book store looking for a Bible. The shop 
keepers would point with pride to their English books, 
but of French Bibles there was a dearth. It was not 
possible for this lady to replace her lost Bible. Every- 
where they seemed amazed that anyone should want 
to read the Bible. Finally we were told that it would 
be impossible to purchase a Bible in Biarritz. Evi- 
dently France had not been reading the Word of God. 
Had the people honored this Word, perhaps they would 
not now stop Americans to beg for food. 

Those long, doubtful days, in sad France, at last 
ended. Saturday morning. May 31, we got on busses 
to start our long journey to Lisbon. Never have any 
children anticipated a visit to grandpa's like young 
and old looked forward to this trip. At last the 
busses moved, and we were on our way. From the 
busses we went to a train. Those last few moments 
in occupied France were long. Outside, a German 
guard paced the platform. "Good-bye to you and 
your fellows!" — for the primitive train is moving! 
Just one long breath and we were in Spain! The last 
day of school could not compare with this! It was 
then that old reserves were cast aside and we rejoiced 

That day we spent in San Sabastian. The luxury 
of a bath in hot water was a thrill. Dessert for dinner 
gave us a stuffed feeling. The supplies of poverty- 
stricken Spain seemed riches to us weary refugees. 

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Under the above caption, we are reprinting in this 
issue an article by Dr. Jesse R. Wilson, the Home 
Secretary of the American Baptist Foreign Missionary 
Society. This article has just appeared in "Horizons 
Abroad," issued by The Student Volunteer Movement, 
New York City. It was also published as Section Two, 
of "The Intercollegian" January, 1942. It represents 
the spirit and thought of the true missionary forces 
of the Christian church, in this desperate hour when 
some are wondering if the foreign missionary forces 
will be able to "carry on" during this time of inter- 
national stress. One thing sure, as yet we have had no 
defeatist talk among Brethren ministers, or even the 
laity. Let us hope we shall hear none. God is on His 
throne. Have we faith to believe that His Spirit will 
continue to operate in the breasts of His own, war or 
no war? Yes, "Let us carry on! God does!" 


Our good brother, Harold L. Dunning, may class 
himself as a "greenhorn." However, for a young man 
who has just been on the field one year, his keen 
analysis of the native mind, as is revealed in his article 
printed elsewhere in this issue, makes it evident that 
he has been studying his job. Apparently the job 
of the missionary is to penetrate the darkness of the 
heathen mind, so that the light of the glorious gospel 
of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, may completely 
expel that darkness. The fact of the matter is, it is 
not alone the benighted beathen of Africa who lack 
a real consciousness of the nature of sin ; but more and 
more the lack of a consciousness of sin seems to be 
possessing the minds of the people in so-called Chris- 
tian America. Don't fail to read Bro. Dunning's article. 


Just as we were about to go to press, the mail brought 
us the first letter written by Mrs. Minnie Kennedy 
after the arrival of herself and her two missionary 
companions in Africa. Her letter reveals the fact that 
a trip across the ocean these days is certainly fraught 
with great dangers. It also reveals that God is able. 
He kept His own, who were on the Zamzam, from a 
watery grave. He has kept His own again as they 
traveled the dangerous pathway. He can stir the 
waters, or He can still them. Her letter also reveals 
that in traveling on small freight vessels, which are 
furnishing the only possible means of travel for civil- 
ians these days, missionaries have to go through some 
things that are harder to pass through than even the 
dangerous waters. Sin is a horrible thing! Read Mrs. 
Kennedy's letter elsewhere in this issue. 



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Soon we were on another train "speeding slowly" 
toward Portugal. Now we were "somebody"! We were 
riding cars reserved by the American Red Cross. As 
we went in and out of tunnels, climbed up mountains, 
looked down into deep narrow valleys, we could have 
enjoyed the Pyrenees better had we not known that a 
"hot box" had developed in our nice private car — 
first class! 

Our next trial was to have to abandon our coach. 
Baggage went rapidly out the windows. Soon all were 
out in the pouring rain. There we waited until an- 
other car was hooked onto the train. Back we went, 
but alas! This coach was much smaller. Some of us 
had to go back thru the train to the 3rd class. That 
night we spent with singing, drunken Spaniards. 
Others of our traveling companions were Jewish ref- 
ugees from Germany, whom we met again to our joy 
on the Mouzinho. Traveling 3rd class in Europe is an 
experience to be dreaded; but having done it, we would 
not have missed the fun for the proverbial farm in 

Sunday. We crossed into Portugal. There we en- 
countered the experience of presenting our passports 
to a man in civilian clothes. We would not have 
worried, had not our advisor from the American con- 
sul been greatly agitated by our action. We did not 
breathe easily again until those precious documents 
were again in our hands. 

That afternoon, as we traveled on toward Lisbon, a 
rainbow appeared over the rocky fastness of Portugal! 
To some of us, it brought joy and peace. To others 
it was an omen of "bad luck." What a picture it gave 
us of the gospel, which is a savor of life unto life, 
and death unto death (II Cor. 2:16). 

Monday morning we arrived in Lisbon. From there 
we were taken to historic Cintra, to hotels where we 
awaited word from home. That word came from the 
State Department. We must return to America! 

How were we, unknown and in humble circum- 
stances, to obtain passage to America? Thousands 
of wealthy refugees are crowded into Lisbon, which city 
is known as the "escape hatch of Europe." There was 
nothing too hard for the God of heaven. 

June 10, 26 of us boarded the Mouzinho. Here we 
were crowded into 3rd class quarters. Third "class" 
is a misnomer for there was no "class" to it! Sanitary 
conditions were unspeakable. 

Our fellow-passengers interested us as much as we 
interested them. If we went by faces, we were in 
Egvpt on the Zam Zam! We had our wilderness wan- 
derings on the Tamesis and Dresden. Now, by look- 
ing around, we could believe that we were in Jerusa- 
lem! It was our privilege to travel with Jewish war 
refugees from all over Europe. 

Each afternoon we tried to teach heavy tongues of 
little boys to get our difficult English "th", for they 
were eager to have us teach them English. Adults and 
children met daily for classes with the Americans. 
Our greatest privilege was to speak the language of 
heaven to these people and speak of our Lord. 

The Americans were the most popular passengers 
on board. These poor Jews were amazed that we 
could laugh after our experiences. They had not 
even smiles. We had the Savior and they did not. 
Therefore, we could laugh while they were sad. 

On Sunday, we had a service in the lounge. It was 
crowded to capacity. Many Jewish ears heard the story 
of the cross. God had not set us aside, but turned 
our feet another way. 

In our group was a German-speaking young lady. 
In conversation with an elderly German Jewess, it was 
her privilege to lead this old lady to the Lord Jesus. 
Truly, "God works in a mysterious way. His wonders 

to perform." Had the Zam Zam reached Capetown, 
who would have witnessed to this woman? 

So, "He bringeth them unto their desired haven" 
(Ps. 107:30). May 21, we reached New York! It was 
exactly three months since we had left. During that 
time we had traveled an estimated distance of 21,000 
miles. Now the words of the Lord Jesus became real 
to us. "Go home to thy friends, and tell them how 
great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath 
had compassion on thee" (Mark 5:19). 

It was little Elaine Morrill, who, one night, on the 
Dresden prayed: "Dear Jesus, you know all about the 
Zam Zam; but I don't care any more, for I have 
other things to play with now!" We older ones share 
her sentiment. It is not toys which have comforted 
us; but we were comforted by the everlasting arms 
which have proven such a safe refuge. He has bared 
His mighty arm in our behalf. He has proven His 
name to be a strong tower into which the righteous 
may run. 

There's nothing that can sever me from the love 

of God; 
No want, no pain whatever, no famine, peril, blood. 
Though thousand foes surround me, and in their 

base design 
A sheep for slaughter count me, the victory still is 



Nearly three milleniums ago a prophet of God wrote: 
"Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is be- 
yond the rivers of Ethiopia: That sendeth ambassa- 
dors by the sea," (Isaiah 18:1,2). Many believe that 
we have in this passage a reference to Great Britain 
and some believe that America is the land of the 
overshadowing wings. 

However that may be, a careful reader of current 
events in these perilous times cannot fail to be struck 
by the large number of instances in which God seems 
to have spread shadowing wings over His own. One 
such striking incident the reader will find related by 
the missionaries who passed through the terrible ex- 
perience of living for more than a month as prisoners 
on the German raider. They verily believe that God 
spread his rainbow over them. The Elim Evangel is 
authority for the following illustrations of the above 
truth that occurred among Chinese Christians in the 
terrible experiences that they have been passing 

From Honan: "The wings of death have visited our 
city, many buildings being destroyed and people killed. 
Several of our Christians had narrow escapes, but none 
was injured! One was running with a friend when 
a bomb fell close behind. Suddenly he stumbled and 
fell flat. His unbelieving friend was killed by shrapnel, 
but he himself was unhurt." 

From Kiangsi: "Seven bombs landed on our mission 
compound, destroying the chapel, part of the church, 
school building, and boundary wall. Of the seven 
bombs, only one failed to explode, and that one 
weighed 200 lbs. and fell but twenty feet away from a 
shelter in which fifteen of us had taken refuge." 

From Szechwan: "The visitation here was very ter- 
rible, with heavy toll of life. Bombs fell on three sides 
of us. Two doors away a bomb dropped, killing several, 
and causing iire to break out. As we were getting 
some of our possessions out of the house, expecting 
it to fall at any moment, planes came over and dropped 

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FEBRUARY 7, 1942 

ft/icufe^ NeedU cMene^ 9i^ /Ipuca /Jd Realised 


The wings of the morning were just beginning to 
grow on the eastern horizon. Over three quarters of 
an hour before, Voloungou, the native evangelist who 
took this trip witli me, had 
awaliened me, calling "La aga 
aoue," which means "The sun 
has arrived." Through the 
white vapors of that rainy 
season's early dawn, black 
naked shadows could be seen 
hurrying to a little hut .iust 
opposite the one in which I 
had been sleeping. Into that 
dim grayness I ventured, and 
I was greeted by "Balao, Mon- 
sieur," from several throats 
as I stooped to enter that 
small mud hut. In it were 
Harold Dunning gathered about 23 natives 

ranging from 15 to 50 years 
of age. They were the Church of God at Selegoro. 

Three days before, I had arrived at this large village, 
while out on my first itineration trip alone in Africa. 
I was as green as the new, tall grass around me, and 
this was the first village at which I had stopped to 
work. I had arrived just at dusk, and being very tired 
of body from a long trek by bicycle and foot, had 
turned the meeting into the very competent hands 
of Voloungou. 

Feeling our utter incompetence, we constantly raised 
our hearts in prayer during these three days. From 
the very first meeting we felt the Spirit's moving 
among the people. We preached, did personal work, 
and taught converts. As we sat in that hut viewing 
this little group, we could say God had indeed been 
faithful. Many Christians who had fallen away were 
restored. Several heard and heeded the call for the 
first time. All those who professed faith, both new 
and old, were dealt with personally. Those whose 
previous profession had shown no fruit, and who now 
refused the call to repentance and faith, we rejected. 
Those who obeyed from the heart the Word, were 
dealt with and given as much instruction as time 
would permit. 

Now in this early dawn, in response to our call, the 
believers in good standing in that village were gath- 
ering for prayer, and for the great purpose of making 
some form of church organization through which they 
might be mutually nourished and built up, and might 
witness of Christ in that center of heathenism. 

Short and stumbling were the prayers that went up 
that morning, but they were prayers to the true God 
and in Jesus' name. Praverfullv two of their num- 
bere chosen to become "big brothers" to watch and 
care for the flock of God. Finallv. throuerh the damp 
morning air came the call for work; and after a brief 
praver for God's protection of that little flock, we 
filed out into the mist that was now brightened by 
the first ravs of the sun. to go to the place where the 
villa eers gathered to receive instructions from the 
chief concerning the dav's work. Here, before they 
separated to ffo to the various allotted jobs I again 
made known His name that is mighty to save. 

Soon after thp.<5e black forms disanneared alon?i the 
manv paths leadina- out to their various aardens we 
finished packing our road equipment; and after giv- 

ing instructions to the porters concerning our next 
stop, we rode away, leaving that infant church in 
the everlasting arms. From my heart, the prayer was 
rising that soon the way might be opened for us to 
visit them again. 

Many such morning dews have come and gone since 
then. In fact, almost two months have passed. We 
have sent word out for all the "big brothers" to come 
into the station and attend the Junior Bible School. 
As we enrolled those that came, I saw one from this 
village. Where was the other? Our inquiry brought us 
the sad information that he, as well as several others 
of that little group, had counted the reproach of Christ 
too dear. 

How sad! Had we been mistaken, and only sup- 
posed that God had worked? Had the response been 
only the artificial effect of the presence of a white 
man? No, we who had been there, and had prayed, 
and had heard the natives pray, and had seen the 
struggle going on in the hearts of men as they listened 
to the Word, know better. God had worked, His work 
had been real. Why then this falling away? 

The answer to that question is the purpose of my 
writing this article. May I say that here, even more 
than in the homeland, experience counts. Knowledge 
of the spoken language may be acquired by listening 
and studying with other missionaries and native teach- 
ers; but knowledge of what goes on in the native mind, 
knowledge of his habits, can be gained only in the 
class rooms of experience. This I keenly realize; and, 
therefore, would not trust my own judgment, if it were 
not that I have heard these very judgments advo- 
cated by those who have been long enrolled in these 

The first prayer need is that soon we might exper- 
ience a mighty movement of the Holy Spirit. The 
calling, converting, and consecrating of men is a 
spiritual work, and only the Spirit of God can per- 
form it. Unless God does this work in Pentacostal 
power, we labor in vain who seek to accomplish it. 
The missionary or native evangelist is but the tool 
of the Holy Spirit. Unless the tool is used by the 
spiritual Master-Mechanic, it is utterly impotent, and 
becomes but a dead weight that must be supported. 
The African mind has no concept of sm's serious- 
ness. It recognizes the evil of certain social sins on 
society, but has no idea of sin's guilt before a holy 
God. In fact, a holy God is a foreigner fto him. That 
sin is hateful to God, and that He must condemn each 
and every sin, are concepts still very faint, even to 
those who are classed among the most promising con- 
verts. Since the coming of the Word of God into the 
land, they had gained some knowledge of God in the 
face of Christ. They know "He so loved the world 
that He gave His only begotten Son ; " but why He gave 
His Son, they have no clear idea. True, they can say, 
"For our sins:" but when asked what is so terrible 
about the things have done that made it neces- 
sary for God's Son to die, they look at us with a blank 
look. Why? Those who know, say, "They have no 
concept of the sinfulness of sin." 

Yes, many have seen the light and have faith in 
Christ. They believe He died for their sins; yet, not 
understanding the seriousness of sin, they can see no 
reason for not sinning when they think it might bring 
them some advantage. They think, "God will forgive. 
Is it not His business to forgive?" They have no no- 



tion of the obligation placed upon God, because He 
is God, of judging sin. 

Some will refrain from open sin because they think 
it displeases the white man. The.v desire to stay in 
his favor because of their jobs, or other worldly am- 
bitions in the heart. Others have gone through the 
mill of adversity, and have come to realize that God 
really does not like sin. They have found that the 
way of the transgressor is hard. These, therefore, 
refrain from sin, through a fear of its punishment; 
but in their hearts, there is no knowledge of why ih 
is that God does not like sin. The sinfulness of sin is 
foreign to them. 

Some are beginning to see the meaning of sin, but 
these are few in number. Therefore, our first great 
prayer need is that God will lay bare His arm, and 
through the power of His Spirit, bring upon us the 
conviction of the sinfulness of our sins. Until this is 
realized, the grace of God, the gift of righteousness 
through the blood of Christ, and the power of God 
available for the deliverance from sin, will be only 
dimly seen. 

Will you pray with us that God will make the sin- 
fulness of sin real to these poor sin blind souls? Will 
you praise God for the many, many of them that, 
though they see so imperfectly, yet their faces are 
turned toward the light of the glory of God in the 
face of Jesus Christ, and they have a hunger for 
the true and living God within their hearts? These 
are your African brethren. Will you who prize the 
name "Brethren," intercede on their behalf at the 
throne of grace? 

The other prayer need is that the Holy Spirit will 
call to the work consecrated, trained native workers. 
Only the native really knows the native mind, the 
native language, the natives attitude and response. 
A good native catechist can do much more effective 
work than a white missionary. But he must be a 
good one; and that means one who is really conse- 
crated, and one who is trained in the message of the 
Word, and in the method of handling that Word in 
effective Christian service. 

Here is perhaps the most apparent need of that 
small church at Selegoro. Of the 23, only two have 
any knowledge whatsoever of reading, and these can- 
not read with any great intelligence to speak of. 
Within the next few months, unless God raises us 
some consecrated native catechist to go there, they 
will hear the Word read and taught intelligently, 
perhaps three or four times at the most. Can one 
wonder that they soon fall away, or, to use their word, 
"forget the way"? 

I believe their way of describing it is more Scrip- 
tural than our. See Matt. 13:1-23. The native mem- 
ory is good (above the white man's); but this mes- 
sage is so utterly strange, so disconnected from his 
village thinking, that unless he receives some real 
grounding in the Word, he soon forgets what he has 
heard and falls back into his former village life. True, 
within his heart, if he has truly turned to the Light, 
there is the seed of God; and as he walks in the way 
of the village again, there is a new consciousness of 
wrong-doing; but unless this is given intelligent in- 
terpretation to him, he soon ceases to feel its sharp 
prick. Thus it lies weak, from lack of necessary nour- 
ishment, until awakened to new vitality by the next 
visit of the messenger of God with the message of 

But, you suggest, why does not the missionary go 
more often and teach such groups of people? The 
reason is that there are literally hundreds of such 
vilages that must be reached and only one or 

two available to 
reach them. 
Some of these 
villages, off on 
bush paths, they 
tell me, have 
never been visit- 
ed even once by 
a missionary. In 
fact, this "green- 
horn," after his 
first little exper- 
ience, is amazed 
that as many 
villages are 
reached as have 

This very vil- 
lage of Selegoro 
had not been 
white wissionary 
in three or four 
years. To go to 
preach there 
takes two days 
for the round 
trip, which must 
be made by bicy- 
cle or push; and 
much of the way 
the bicycle must 
be pushed or car - 

Marc Volongou, Pastor at Yaloke ^.-^^ ^^^ ^j^g 

way covered by foot. No, the missionary can never ef- 
fectively evangelize this land. If it is to be done, as 
God has commissioned, then it must be done by native 
evangelists who are consecrated and trained. 

The Lord Jesus has given to us a wonderful promise 
in Matt. 9:37-38: "The harvest indeed is plenteous, 
but the laborers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord 
of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into 
his harvest." He is God's given promise that cannot 
fail; and it is just what we need. God is ready to 
work, He is willing to work, and He will keep His 
promise. Will you have a part in that work? Will 
you fellowship with Him in the bringing of the gospel 
to these poor people? Will you join with Him in the 
sending of a worker to that village of Selegoro? 
Money is not needed,, the native church will pay his 
salary. Prayer is the thing that is needed "Pray 
ye" (may God help us to see this as His personal call 
to each of us!) "the Lord of the harvest"! 

In the French school, there are several young lives 
being trained; in the vernacular school there are 
others being taught to read; in the Junior Bible School, 
there are over 40 young men taking the course: ac 
Bozoum, in the Central Bible School, there are others 
taking advanced work. Will you pray for them? 
Will you pray that the appeal of this world will not 
allure them into sin? Will you pray that they will 
each meet the first and foremost requirement: a real 
consecration ^ 

At our last Native Workers' Conference, held three 
months ago, an event happened which will reveal the 
need for the spirit of consecration among our workers. 
One of our most intelligent and talented young cate- 
chists, on the very last day, while in the very process 
of professing his consecration and call of God to the 
work of evangelism, took from a Mahammedan trader 
a charm, which is supposed to help him secure a better 
job (one with more pay and higher prestige in the 
eyes of his brothers). After a while God, in answer 
to prayer, convicted him of this; and he has just come 
to confess it since the Junior Bible School commenced. 
He burned the charm in front of the church last 

When Dr. Taber dealt with him, he found that the 


FEBRUARY 7, 1942 

boy had no sense at all of the sinfuhiess of dabbling 
in native or Mohammedan charms. He thought that 
God did not like it, but why it was sinful — a know- 
ledge of the jealousy of God — was utterly unknown to 
him. The fact that he was professing consecration 
and a call of God to preach the gospel, while at the 
same time seeking for a better position in this world 
system, to him, was perfectly natural and legitimate. 
' Others are daily being trained, daily being brought 
j to the place where they can teach others; and they 
■ are lured into worldly .iobs by commercial companies, 
' who desire trained help, and who offer to pay them 
' large salaries. Only the burning heart that was in 
' Jeremiah can guard them during those temptations, 
and this heart comes only when the Holy Spiric 
! brings about real consecration in their lives. 
I While thinking on the reason for the revival that 
! stirs our chapel points — not only when the missionary 
is able to visit, but also when Voloungou is able to 
j spend a day or two there — we have come to feel that 
I the real answer is the fact that the catechists in 
cliarge are incapable of "feeding the flock of God.'' 
The reason is that they lack training in the message 
of the Word and the way to handle it. What has 
been accomplished in training workers has amazed 
and thrilled us. That missionaries have been working 
. hard is very evident. When one begins to realize the 
I problems faced in the taking of these raw idolators, 
! unable to read, whose thinking has never transcended 
* very far above the animal quest for a livelihood, and 
the bringing of them to their present condition, one 
must worship the God of wonders. Much, however, 
1 remains to be accomplished. A great need for more 
trained workers still remains. 

The Lord is able. There are many whom He has 
given us. Daily they are tempted and allured by all 
the devices of the wicked one. The heat of these 
temptations is hardly realized by us, they are so se- 
vere. I shudder when I wonder how many church 
leaders back home would be able to resist them. Yet, 
several of these black jewels stand. They are the 
fruit of your prayers. Will you bare more fruit? 

Selegoro, and many, many villages like Selegoro, are 
waiting for a teacher. The harvest is plenteous. Will 
you pray the Lord of the harvest to send a conse- 
crated trained native catechist to them, and through 
his ministry, bring conviction of sin and the meaning 
of salvation by grace to their sin-darkened, Satan- 
dominated minds? "Pray ye the Lord of the harvest!" 


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their missiles on the other side of us. However, thank 
God, all of us were preserved." 

From Shensi: "I had almost finished preaching when, 
all unexpected, an air-raid alarm sounded. Oh, the 
sound of these sirens is nerve racking! We took to 
the dugouts immediately. There were two bombings 
that evening, and the last one was far too near us 
for comfort. The planes dropped bombs to the right 
of us, and then to the left, but the place where we 
were escaped." 

From Anhwei: "The city was almost entirely des- 
troyed. Amid the smoldering ashes many charred 
bodies could be seen, whole families having been over- 
taken by destruction. But among the killed and 
wounded there was not a single Christian. And, most 
wonderful of all, was the preservation of our church 
building. A falling wall grazed the wall of the chapel 
with only an inch to spare! Not the slightest harm 
was done to us. Manifestly the living God is with His 
children, and He is wholly trustworthy." 

Mr. Toliver, a missionary in Szechuan, West China, 
recently met two high government officials in that 
land who were out and out Christians and real soul 
winners. One of these Christians related to him an 
experience that he, his wife, and their six year old 
daughter went through in an air raid. Having no 

dug-out, they took refuge under the dining room 
table. As the bombs bursted near them, they bowed 
and prayed. They came through unscathed. The little 
Chinese girl looked up and said, "Daddy, the Lord Jesus 
is the best dug-out, isn't He?" 

The little Chinese lass was absolutely right. She was 
a living illustration of the truth of the text and of 
the experience of little Israelitish maids, who, long 
before her day, passed through the awful plagues that 
fell on old Egypt: "The Lord doth put a difference 
between Egypt and Israel." Yes, the Lord puts "a 
difference" between those who love Him and those 
who love Him not. We believe that this old world 
is going to be made to realize before this World War 
is over that it pays to be on the Lord's side in these 
days of world-wide judgment. 


Maximino Pereira and Family 

On Dec. 23, 1941, the editor received a cable from 
Rev. J. Paul Dowdy, the supermtendent of our mis- 
sion in the Argentine, conveying the sad news that 
Mrs. Pereira, wife of one of the best and most faithful 
of our Argentine pastors, has passed on to be with her 
Lord. The cablegram read: 

"Mrs. Pereira died this afternoon in Rio Cuarto 
after major operation for cancer. Burial tomor- 

The sympathy of all our readers, we know, goes out 
to our good brother in these hours of his grief and 
loneliness; but his star of hope shines brightly. It 
will not be long until "the Lord Himself shall descend 
from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the arch- 
angel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in 
Christ shall rise first: then we wliich are alive and 
remain shall be caught up together with Him in the 
clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we 
ever be with the Lord." 

"Together" — Blessed word, that! 




Matadi, Congo Beige, 
Nov. 10, 1941. 
Dear Friends, 

At long last, we have finally reached our destina- 
tion. And how we do praise the Lord for His good- 
ness to us. 

When we first started on our journey, I thought 
we would be safe as soon as we reached the coast. 
But when we heard that our first port would be 
Bathurst, we were glad that we knew the Lord would 
still be with us. While at Bathurst, we heard of the 
sinking of the American ship Lehigh, 70 miles out of 
Freetown. We then thought "after we pass Freetown 
we will be in safe territory." But when we reached 
Marshall Liberia, we heard of the sinking of an English 
boat off the coast of Cape Palmas. Cape Palmas was 
still beyond us. We finally decided that no place is safe 
in this old world anymore without the Lord. With Him 
we are safe everywhere. 

The phrase in Ps. 148:8, "stormy winds fulfilling His 
word," came to mind continually. They say that planes 
and submarines cannot manoeuver so well in stormy 
weather. We have had stormy winds and waves all the 
way. Generally, the sea along the West Coast of Africa 
is very calm, just like a great lake. This time it has 
been very rough. The dishes rattle and tumble about 
all night. One night they left a plate of oranges on the 
table. During the night I heard an awful banging of 
plates, and looked to see what had happened. The 
plate of oranges was on the floor, and another plate 
was just ready to follow suit. Fortunately the plate 
was not broken. 

The wind was so strong and cool that we couldn't 
stay on deck very long. It rained most every day, too. 
But we praise the Lord for all He sends, and especially 
the cool weather. We know that all things work to- 
gether for good to them that love God. 

After we left Marshall, we traveled blackout. I would 
call it semi-blackout, because we could have a blue light 
on without closing the port hole. 

The third night after leaving Marshall, we were 
awakened about one o'clock by a terrific blowing off of 
steam. Then the boat stopped, and we bobbed around 
for six hours before we were on our way again. A cylin- 
der in the engine had cracked. So we had to travel the 
rest of the way with two cylinders instead of three. 
It cut down our mileage some 50 miles or more a day. 

Then just two nights from Matadi, we suddenly 
stopped again, around 12 o'clock at night. This time 
we only bobbed around three hours. I don't know what 
the trouble was this time. It doesn't matter, just so 
we keep going. 

Over six weeks on a boat is a long trip. In all that 
time we never set foot on land until we got off at 
Matadi. But nothing matters since we have reached 
our destination safely. We certainly are glad to get 
into another atmosphere. Such cursing and swear- 
ing, taking God's name in vain with every other 
breath, I never have had to endure before. There is 
always some, of course: but never so bad as this time. 
They surely did manifest their hatred for the Lord 
and us — no imagination needed. Poor souls, it surely 
is heartbreaking to see their hatred for the Lord. 
Why should they hate Him so? He only loves them and 
has done so much for them! 

One day, one of the crew caught a big fish — a horse 
mackerel. It was on the aft deck, so we went back to 
see it. As soon as the one, who hates us so, saw us 
coming, he started in. "Here they come, now we're in 
for it. Now we'll be having prayer meetings." Then 
away he went. As soon as we saw what we wanted to 
see, we left. I would like to have had a talk with him 
but didn't have a chance. Had we tried to say any- 
thing to him then, he would have cursed a blue streak. 
One of the men is a Lutheran — have had several nice 

talks with him. It brings to mind 1 Kings 19:18. How 
I do praise the Lord that He has brought me to Him- 

Now we have the inland trip to look forward to, with 
all its problems and difficulties. But, "when He put- 
teth forth His sheep He goeth before.'" He will make 
the crooked places straight. We will be so glad when 
we reach the field and can get to work again. One 
thing I know, they won't swear at us and curse us 
when we tell them about the Lord. 

The next letter will be written on the river boat 
and mailed from Bangui. Until then — continue to 
praise the Lord with us. 

Yours in Him, 

M. W. Kennedy. 


Bassai, Oubangui-Chari, French Equatorial Africa 

We praise the Lord that the Word of God is living 
and active and sharper than any two-edged sword. We 
thank Him that the blood of Jesus can wash the 
blackest heart clean. Yindoko, a woman from the 



village Kekessi, was a very wicked one, an adulteress 
of the worst kind. Her husband whipped her but 
she contniued in her sin. He was a very stern man 
and treated her cruelly; but this did not change her 
sinful heart. 

A teacher of the "good news" was sent to Kekessi 
and the village people began to attend the services 
Many accepted the gospel, and among them was Ynn- 
doko. She found her Savior. She believed the blood 
of Jesus was able to wash away all her sins. She 
wanted to sin no more. When she put away her idol 
worship, her husband objected. He then opposed her 
in attending the church services. She continued to 
go; and early in the morning she ran away to pray 
in the little chapel. Her husband whipped her, but 
this did not prevent her from going. 

One day she said to him: "You know how wicked 
I used to be — how I caused your heart to ache by 
running to other men! Being away from home, I did 
not cook your food for you. Do you not see that I am 
a changed woman?" He replied that he did. Then 
she added: "Why, then, do you try to hinder me from 
attending services and hearing more about this Jesus, 
Who has made a different woman out of me? I have 
put away my sin, and intend to follow the true God. 
I cannot worship idols again. Do not hinder me from 
following God, and from being His child. Do you not 
appreciate that I am not what I used to be?" 

He then stopped hindering her from attending ser- 
vices. She prays that he, too, will go with her to the 
services. Yindoko's prayers are very touching, and we 
know that God will answer her prayer. We thank God 
for Yindoko; and may she be used in her village to 
bring many to the Lord she loves. 


FEBRUARY 7, 1942 


By HILL MACONAGHY, Carlota, Prov. of Cordoba, Argentina 

"We are in our summer work now, and the days and 
nights are full. The work in our three towns goes 
along real well, especially the work among the children. 
The class in Alejandro has grown considerably despite 
all the opposition of the priest, who, you will remem- 
ber, does us the great kindness to ring the church bell 
to warn the people that the evangelicals are in town. 

We will probably have some pictures of the group 
there for you folks in the homeland soon. The be- 
lievers there continue taking care of the expenses of 
their work. During the last year and nine months they 
have given 204 pesos and 80 centavos. To these folks 
a peso is the same as a dollar to the people in the 

In about a week the schools will be out, and we are 
planning on having open-air classes for the children. 
There are many sections where there are groups of 
children, who do not come to our meetings in the 
salon because of the distance, or because of fear and 
the opposition of the priest. So we plan to go right 
into their neighborhood with the gospel, and thus 
overcome these obstacles. We will have these meet- 
ings also here in La Carlota. 

The work here in Carlota makes progress slowly. 
We have a very nice group of children; and there are 
many homes where we are welcome to visit each week. 
We praise the Lord for these answers to prayer. We 
are on the streets every week with tracts from house 
to house, and we are confident that the Lord is going 
to bless His Word, and give us a real group of born- 
again ones here in this pagan town. Yesterday we 
had 17 present for the Sunday School, and took a pic- 
ture. If it turns out well, we will send you a copy. 

This afternoon we plan to leave early for a neigh- 
boring town, where we shall go from house to house 
with tracts. There is no gospel work of any kind 
there; so we are praying the Lord will open the way for 
a definite work to be opened over there. 

The condition of things in this country, as a result 
of the war, grows steadily worse. The poor people are 
really suffering terribly. They depend so much on 
the corn harvest, and last year thete was not much 
cut. The owners just turned the stock into the fields. 
And those who did harvest their fields received very 
little. Now this year we have been having terrible 
storms, late frosts, and earlier in the season, terrible 
dry spells. Much of the corn that was planted has 
been ruined. Others did not plant because of the lack 
of a market. The wheat, for the most part, has been 
ruined. Lat week, near Rosario, they had a hailstorm 
which lasted for 45 minutes. The hail stones weighed 
a pound apiece. The other night we just missed a 
terrible storm here. It struck a section close by, 
destroying all the wheat. 

Here the Catholics and Nazis go hand in hand. Truly, 
it looks like this country is in for some terrible times. 
This last week they have commenced publishing air- 
raid precautions. Well, all these things make us press 
on all the more in the work of the Lord. The time is 
short. Souls are perishing, and only the Lord Jesus 
can save. How we long and pray that the brethren 
in the homeland will have hearts that beat more fer- 
vently for the work in Argentine. The souls here are 
just as precious as those in other parts of this sin- 
cursed world. But oh, how neglected they have been 
and still are! We just must have a gospel testimony 
in all the towns in our district. The salvation of lost 
souls demands it; and above all, our Lord commands it' 

No excuses that we, the missionaries, or you brethren 
in the homeland, may give for not doing so, will "hold 
water" in the day of His appearing. We ask for more 
prayer — for more definite interest in the work here — 
for more workers, and for more money to extend the 

The Lord has set us (the brethren in the homeland, 
and we, the missionaries) as watchmen to warn the 
wicked in this district of their danger, and to give 
them the message of salvation. We are failing Him., 
and them, by not reaching all these towns. And the 
Word says that when we fail to warn, the wicked, they 
shall die; but, their blood shall be on our hands. See 
Ezek. 3:16-21. Well, enough said! — we do not want 
the blood of the lost souls in Argentina on our hands! 

You will be glad to hear that last week we received 
a check for $50 towards a better car. It came from 
some dear folks who are not Brethren, but who dearly 
love the Lord. They are the teachers and the super- 
intendent of the Sunday Breakfast Association Mis- 
sion Sunday School. During the days we were in 
the Philadelphia School of the Bible, we taught in 
the mission, which was at that time the Eighth Street 
Rescue Mission Sunday School. Ever since that time 
they have faithfully remembered us in the work. We 
now have 275 pesos towards a car. 


"Oh, let me pray once more for Feejee." — John Hunt. 

"How will even heaven be heaven where there are 
no Nestorians to be led to Christ?" — Der. Perkins, 

"If I thought anything could prevent my dying for 
China, the thought would crush me." — Rev. Samuel 

"If I had a thousand lives to live, Africa should have 
them all." — Bishop Mackenzie. 

"That land is henceforth my country which most 
needs the gospel." — Count Zinzendorf. 

"I cannot, I dare not, go up to judgment till I have 
done the utmost God enables me to do to diffuse his 
glory through the world." — Dr. Asahel Grant, Persia. 

"The word 'discouragement' is not found in the dic- 
tionary of the kingdom of heaven. Never let yourself 
use the word if you have God's work to do." — Melinda 

"I will go down, but remember that you must hold the 
ropes." — William Carey. 

"It is my deep conviction, and I say it again and 
again, _ that if the church of Christ were what she 
ought to be, twenty years would not pass away till 
the story of the cross would be uttered in the ears of 
every living man." — Simeon H. Calhoun. 

"The prospect is as bright as the promises of God." 
— Adoniram Judson. 


Recall the 21 years, give me back its shipwrecks, 
give me its staijdings in the face of death, give 
me it surrounded with savages with spears and 
clubs, give it back with spears flying about me, 
with the club knocking me to the ground — give 
it back, and I will be your missionary still. — __ 

James Chalmers. 



Zdito^ Mad 3<nc 

A "FLOOD OF MAIL" recently arrived in the hands 
of tlie editor that was mailed in Africa during the 
month of October. Much news of great interest to 
those interested in the work of the Foreign Missionary 
Society was contained in these letters. We will give 
to our readers as much from these letters as space 
will allow. 
Miss Estella Myers, on Oct. 12, wrote: 

"We praise God for all things. He is taking care of 
us in health and in every way. Needless to say we 
are busy. One is always busy, but the time best spent 
is the time when we put first things first. 

In two weeks Mabel and I will close our Bible school. 
We have en.ioyed the students so much. Their spirit 
has been so good. The attendance has been good. We 
have over 40. These are lads teaching in their own 
villages. Most all of them are places where there is 
no chapel. In the afternoons they worked on the autc 
road that was washed badly this year by the heavy 

After the school is out, I am going out in the villages 
to establish more schools. I hope to be out a great 
deal of the time this dry season 

We have sent the translations to the Bible house 
in New York. We hope that God will bless the prmting 
of the manuscripts, and that in time the Karre New 
Testament will arrive here. Of course this will be a 
long time, for the proof reading must come first. We 
pray every day about the safe arrival of the manu- 
scripts in America. 

Some months ago I started a school for little girls 
in the moi'ning. They are reading now, and I am so 
glad. There are about 30 in the school. The school 
will continue while I am in the villages. 

Some Christians came to me several days ago and 
said that the village was trying to force them to go 
to the bush school. They wanted me to visit the chief 
and plead for them. I went to see him, and asked 
whether we could not have a school in his village 
for all the children who wanted to be Christians. 
Since he was permitting the bush school for those 
who did not want their Savior, I asked for reading 
classes for the converts and Christians. It pleased 
the Lord to cause the chiefs to consent, and we estab- 
lished two large schools and several small ones. There 
had been schools before, but for some reason they were 
discontinued. I would like to see all the Christians 
reading the Word. I shall try my best to do this as 
I travel around in the villages. 

The Christians are going to build a classroom be- 
side the chapel. In this, the older people will learn to 
read. The children have school in the chapel. We are 
building a classroom on the station for women's meet- 
ings. We have always taught the women on the 

Unless more workers come out next year, we will 
be few in number on the field. God used the rem- 
nant of the Jews, so I know He will use us. I can 
say the same as did the little boys who were playing 
soldier in the street, with biscuit tins as drums, and 
broom handles as rifles, and letters R.F.A. on their 
arms. When asked whether the letters meant Roval 
Field Artillery, they replied "Nah it means Ready For 

When we were going up the river, leaving Brazzavelle 
for the first time, Mrs. Rolliers died, leaving us when 
we were in the midst of the battle. Our hearts were 
sad. We could not understand. A mighty one of our 

number had fallen. But we took courage and went 
on. Now we must do the same, for we are again in 
the midst of the fight. The risks are great; but those 
outside the church are taking risks also. Let our soul.3 
be daring, for we have a conquering Lord in this battle ' 
to overthrow the forces of evil. The children of Eph- 
riam, armed for battle, turned back. Let us not make 
the same mistake. We do not know how long we will 
be called to fight, and it might be tough; but God 
is faithful and will sustain us to the end. I want to 
take the risk, and am willing to give up anything that 
will distract my thought, or cause me to halt or slow 
down in the battle. I believe God wants me here to 
face all risks; to yield my life anew to Him and fall 
low at His feet, broken; to live the life of the unsan- 
dalled feet that the Lord taught Joshua. 

"Wholly surrendered, a trophy of grace, 
Wholly enabled all trials to face. 
Wholly triumphant at each testing place — 
This is His purpose for me." 

J. H. Foster, our acting field supermtendent in Africa, 

wrote under date of Oct. 15, a most interesting letter, 

from which we quote: 

"This morning we received your two letters. One was 
dated July 3 and sent air mail; the other one dated 
July 5 and sent regular mail 

First of all: The decisions made by the Field Coun- 
cil in placing the missionaries were made with the 
belief that they would soon be with us. But since the 
tragedy of the Zamzam has delayed them, naturally 
we are very disappointed; however, not "upset" as 
you say. We are "setup" ready for anything that nov/ 
comes! But how we praise the Lord that they are 
all safe in America; since the Lord did not see fit to 
permit them to come on at that time. We know that 
He will bring them forth in His time; therefore we 
are simply resting and waiting for Him to work. 

We are very glad that our missionaries are willing 
to return at any cost. However, we feel that precau ■ 
tion should be taken; especially as to the cargo of a 
boat, and naturally with the permission of the gov- 
ernment. For what they do, they try to do for the 
citizens' good 

We have already written to you about Miss Craw- 
ford's physical condition. Dr. i'abor had advised her 
to leave the field no later than Aug. 1, but she tried 
to hold out until next spring. However, she finally 
decided to leave Dec. 1st; therefore, we cabled for her 
furlough funds. Dr. Tabor also advised her to spend 
several months in S. Africa until the worst of the 
winter is over; and not arrive in New York during 
the coldest months 

Even though our personelle may be reduced 

we take courage when we read how the Lord reduced 
Gideon's army to such a small number, yet worked 
miracles through the few. We refuse to be discour- 
aged, for it is the Lord's work that we are engaged in. 

Foster furlough; If the Lord so wills, we are not 
expecting to go home until "the rough ways shall be 
made smooth;" and that will probably not be until 
the war is over. If the Lord soon returns, we will not 
need a furlough 

We cannot see how any churches could possibly crit- 
icize any one; especially in the face of the terrible 
experience that six of our number so recently suffered. 
Should criticism come, suggest that the criticizers make 
the trip. I think conditions at the present time should 
arouse Christians to give more than ever before, and 
be willing to continue the support of those who can- 
not return to the field of labor where their hearts 
really desire to be. Jehovah-jereh still liveth! 

We need the prayers of our brethren at home. Our 
trials are many, and it is very evident that the enemy 
is trying hard to hinder our work. We ask our brethren 
everywhere to pray definitely for this, the Lord's work 
and His workers." 

FEBRUARY 7, 1942 

Miss Grace Byron, in a very interesting letter that 
was written on board the vessel, and completed after 
they had landed in the Belgian Congo, closed with 
the following paragraph: 

"Men are risking their ships and their wealth, and 
the seamen their lives on the high seas, every day for 
the products of Africa. The only time the natives hear 
the name of the Lord Jesus is in the curses used when 
unloading the boats. The Pan American Airways is 
taking this time, when traveling on the sea is so dan- 
gerous, as a golden opportunity to establish air ways 
around the world. Is this the time for the church to 
become frightened and discouraged? No, it is the time 
to be courageous, and attempt big things for Christ. 
The Lord has proven that He will see us through if 

we do not. become weary and frightened We 

arrived at Matadi this morning. We have been busy 
getting our freight and baggage out of customs, and 
other formalities. Mr. Orhman of the Swedish Mis- 
sion met the boat, and was a great help to us." 

Miss Elizabeth Tyson, under date of Oct. 17, writes 

from Yaloke: 

" . . . . The government has asked Floyd to come to 
Bangui to help in the medical work there. They are 
short of doctors, and have asked him to help out. 
They are supposed to go about the middle of November. 
Unless the Lord rules otherwise, we then will be only 
three here on the station. Then when we think of 
the vast district that need workers, we can only cry 
out to the Lord for Him to thrust workers forth in 

the needy harvest fields We ought all to praise 

the Lord for the way He has cared for us during these 
terrible days of war and strife. Of course one can 
hardly tell what a day may bring. Yet we know that 
nothing can touch us without God's permission, so we 
just rest in Him, and work as hard as we can while 
the doors are open to the gospel. Pray for us." 

Again, under date of Oct. 28 she wrote: "Several 
days ago we received a copy of the telegram, announc- 
ing the departure of the ladies (Miss Emmert, Miss 
Byron and Mrs. Kennedy) for Africa. My, but we are 
glad that they are coming, but where are the men? 
I really thing that Grace is brave to start out so 
soon after that hectic experience she had on the 
Zamzam, but that shows what she is made of. Are the 
natives rejoicing! It has been only two weeks ago 
that I asked them to pray very definitely for the Lord 
to open the way for Mary to come back, as well as all 
the others. Today Voloungou came to visit me, and in 
his prayer he prayed so wonderful for their safety. 
What struck me most was when he said, "Lord, take 
care of these three women, who are willing to face 
death in order that we might know the Word of God. 

I still can paddle my 'bic'. I made five kilometers 

in 15 minutes today, and there were plenty of hills 
too. It is great going down the hills, but when it comes 
to climbing them, I wish that I had a motorcycle. Hill 
climbing never was one of my accomplishments, but 
I get there just the same." 

Marguerite Gribble Dunning, on Oct. 28, 1941, wrote 
the editor as follows: "I bet you wondered what we 
wanted with ten cans of baby powder! Well they 
listed six more cans than we ordered. Out of the ten 
they supposedly sent, only one arrived; but 'most 
everything else was in good shape. 

Everybody out here, too, seemed to be worrying that 
the baby things from the States wouldn't come on 
time. I think I did the least worrying of any one! 
Our baby has been the Lord's ever since the first 
minute we knew about him, and hasn't the Lord prom- 
ised to provide for His own? If you could see the nice 
little chest of drawers Harold made for him. and how 
well filled it is, you would know He has abundantly 
supplied. His missionary aunts and uncles have been 
very nice to him, too! 

Well, we hope he will be a boy, too, altho half the 
time Harold hopes he will be a girl! As to name, he 
will be James, but William James. You see, he has 
two very wonderful grandfathers, and we just couldn't 
leave one out, especially since this is Pop Dunning's 
first grandson— I mean if it is! He will probably be 
"Jim," but I hope he escapes "Jimmy"." 

Well, on the 4th day after Marguerite wrote those 
words, "he" was "a girl!" — and "William James" tve- 
came Marguerite Ruth. We don't always get what we 
order in either the matter of "baby powder" or of 
babies. However, we understand that Harold and 
Marguerite are eminently satisfied with that which the 
Lord gave them, and the Lord makes no mistakes. 
Congratulations ! 

On Oct. 8, 1941, Mrs. Dunning wrote a letter which 
arrived in the same mail with her letter referred to 
above. In this letter she gave the editor 'something 
to laugh at," which we shall pass along to our readers, 
so that they may join in upon the merriment. We 

"If you feel the need of something to laugh at, you 
ought to be here about 20 minutes every morning when 
Harold leads the Bible School men in calisthenics. 
It is the funniest thing I ever saw ! There is one short, 
squatty fellow whose name means 'work' who is in- 
variably two counts behind. When the rest are down 
he is up, and vice versa. And he goes at everything 
so nice and easy! 

"Another fellow who wears long trousers and a sort 
of pinkish shirt is another clown. He is long and 
skinny, and how I wish I could take a moving picture 
of him doing the 'jumping jack' exercise. He hops 
up and down just enough to get his feet off the ground, 
but without moving his legs otherwise. He touches 
his fingers together in front of his nose, and his chin 
ever so gracefully, instead of clapping hands over his 
head and slapping his thighs. He reminds me for 
all the world of some dear old man who gets 'happy' 
in an old-fashioned revival service! 

"When it is time for them to begin, they have a 
large audience. Today all the Taber family except 
Floyd, who was watching out the office window, were 
standing outside watching. I had timed it so that I 
would be passing from my classes on the hill to those 
down the hill at the time. Incidentally, it took me 20 
minutes to pass! And all the house boys, workmen, 
hospital boys, etc., who possibly could, were watching 
from one place or another. One hospital boy said to 
Elizabeth: O, Monsieur Dunning is a child yet! He 
still knows how to play!' They can't understand why 
this play tires them out more than the work some 
of them do!" . ^, ^ ^^ , , 

Well, folks, all the editor has to sap, is that Harold 
will have to be forgiven for maying a monkey out of 
himself in the eyes of those ebony children of the 
sun, as well as before the "white folks." You see, at 
that particular time there was a reason for his act- 
ing up." 

Hill Maconaghy, La Carlota, Argentina, under date of 
Nov 22 1941, wrote to "Mrs. McNeeley and members 
of the W.M.C. of the First Brethren Church of Long 
Beach " a very fine letter which was much .appre- 
ciated by the missionary ladies of Long Beach. 
It is quite evident that Brother and Sister Macon- 
aghy are thoroughly on the job of makmg Chris, 
known in the benighted Roman Catholic region 
wherein they work. We quote a portion of his letter: 
"We are now located in La Carlota. It is about 110 
kilometros to the southeast of Rio Cuarto. It is a real 
center, as two railroad lines cross here and two main 
highways as well. Thus we can reach out in all four 
directions with the gospel of the grace of God. The 
town itself is a real Catholic town, given wholly over 
to the pleasures of the world. Many times it makes 
one think of Vanity Fair in Pilgrim's Progress. Dances, 
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Tracy, Colitornia, Brethren Church $ $ 1.00 

Helen Lord, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

( Doctors' traveling expense) 10.00 

Miriam Rarick, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

(Doctors' traveling expense) 10.00 

Grace Allshouse, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

( Doctors' traveling expense ) 27.40 

Young People's Dept., Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

Loose offering for Drs' traveling expense) 2.60 

Glendale, Calif. (1st) Church 

Special gift for snake serum 17.85 


Compton, Calif. ( 1st) Church 1.90 

Compton, Calif. ( 1st) Church, Jr. Dept 1.30 


Whittier, Calif. (1st) Sunday School 116.79 


Mrs. William Dunning, Hawthorn, N: J 10.00 

Mrs. John W. Martin, Manasquan, N. J. 

(Special gift) 10.00 

Mrs. William Dunning, Hawthorn, N. J. 

(Special gift of mdse 89.47 


A Friend, Sunnyside, Wash 40.00 

Sugar Grove, Pa., Sunday School 

(Cameron, W. Va.) 11.00 


Mrs. Ida B. Flory, Lemoore, Calif 25.00 


South Gate, Calif. ( 1st) Church 10.54 

Tracy, Calif. (1st) Church 4.70 

Tracy, Calif. ( 1st) Church— Outfit 5.00 

Modesto, Calif. (1st) Church 15.21 

Fillmore, Colif. (1st) Church— Outfit 11.34 

Los Angeles, Calif. (3rd) Church— Outfit ... 5.00 

Long Beach, Calif. (2nd) Church 19.88 

Compton, Calif. ( 1st) Church — Outfit 10.01 

San Diego, Calif. (1st) Church— Outfit .. 31.33 

Long Beach, Calif. (1st) Church— Outfit 15.00 

Long Beach, Calif. (1st) Sunday School— Outfit. . 94.28 
Long Beach, Calif. (1st) World Wide 

Missionary Society 25.00 

Los Angeles, Calif. (1st) Church— Outfit 12.37 

Naples Sunday School 

(Long Beach, Calif. 1st)— Outfit 5.25 


Long Beach, Calif. (1st) W.M.C. 

for Kennedy children 10 00 


Mrs. Ida B. Flory Lemoore Colif 25.00 


District Conference at Le Verne Calif. 

(Personal gift) 5 00 


Mortinsburg Pa. (1st) Church . 24.67 

Yellow Creek Pa. (1st) Church 15.36 


Clavhole, Ky. (1st) C.E. 

( For help) 5.OO 

(For Wogner children— Christmas gift) .... 1.00 



Sunnyside, Wash. (1st) Church 38.70 

Spokane, Wash. (1st) Church 13.35 

Horroh, Wash. (1st) Church 47.32 

Tracy, Calif. (1st) Church 18.50 

Modesto, Calif. (1st) Church 26.12 

Los Angeles, Calif. (3rd) Church 31.71 

Fillmore, Calif. (1st) Church 14.20 

Bellflower, Calif. (1st) Church 4.75 J 

Whittier, Calif. (1st) Sunday School— Outfit ... 56.78 I 

Los Angeles, Colif. ( 1st) Church 41.00 1 

Compton, Calif. (1st) Church 11.91 


American Board of Missions to the Jews I 

S. A. Lowmon, Camden, Ohio 7.00 1 

Mrs. S. L. Roberts, Spokane, Wash 3.00 

Oriental Missionary Society 

Oriental Missionary Prayer Band, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 57.08 


Total Receipts for December 1941 $1,096.57 

GERALDINE F. JUDD, Office Sec'y. 


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drinking parties, movies, gambling, and immorality 
abound. The town operates a loud speaker which 
blares out its so-called music three or four times a 
week. During these times, the people promenade up 
and down the sidewalks in front of our house. 

The work was opened here Sept. 1 with a series 
of conferences. During these the people came in 
goodly numbers. But soon the priest got under way 
with his opposition and the attendance dropped con- 
siderably. However, we have a nice group of children 
who attend the Sunday School, and also several fam- 
ilies who come to the evening services. The opposi- 
tion continues, and the work seems to go forward .so 
slowly — and yet we know it is going forward. 

There are two other towns that we visit each week 
for meetings. One is close by, a town called Los 
Cisnes. There the work goes real well. We have a 
large group of children in a child evangelism class — 
many of them have already received the Lord Jesus, 
and one can see them growing in Him. In our last 
children's meeting we had 31 present. In the summer 
we have had as high as 50 children attending. The 
evening meetings are also well attended — the last 
one we had 65 present. Of course we had a real special 
meeting, having some of our other pastors pi-esent. 
However the attendance is usually always "ood. Sev- 
eral of the older folks have been saved. 

In Alejandro we have an established work. It is 
growing slowly. For almost a year the believers over 
there have been paying all their expenses. This is a 
great thing for the mission. The children's class is 

Last week, or rather the first of this week, we went 
to another little town with tracts. Going from house 
to house, we had many opportunities to speak to souls 
about the Lord. We now plan to add that town to our 
list, and visit it each week with tracts, and later with 
open air meetings. There are many children over 
there, which, of course, takes our eyes for a children's 

And so the work continues. We would appreciate 
your prayers in behalf of these four towns which we ara 
now reaching. Also please pray that the many other 
towns which are all around us without the gospel 
may soon be reached. Pray that there may soon be 
a real wave of evangelism sweep this province in 
which we work." 



F EBRUARY 7, 194 2 



Some child, in a happier future, 
Will ask when his lesson is through: 

"Why did they bomb the children? 
What did the children do?" 

And who will be able to answer? 

Who will be able to say 
Why war was made on children 

In a barbarous dark day. 

The question will echo forever 

Though the face of the world may be new; 
"Why did they bomb the children? 

What did the children do?" 



" The work of Christian Missions is the greatest, 
noblest and sublimest to which the energies of the 
human mind can be devoted. No labor that we can 
bestow, no sacrifice that we can make is too great to 
be undertaken for the glorious purpose of illuminating 
the dark world with the light of the glorious gospel." — 
John Williams, missionary martyr. 

A pharmaceutical concern back in New Jersey offers 
to supply its products at wholesale rates to our for- 
eign missionaries. One of these products is Dipheny- 
lacetyldiethylaminoethanol Hydrochloride. It is an 
anti-spasm remedy. So far as we know, none of our 
missionaries need any of that. They work quite stead- 
ily. However, we are thinking of ordering a few gal- 
lons for some of the members of our church. It is 
rather expensive, but if it will do the work, it is worth 
it. True, the Christmas spasms are over. But Easter 
is coming. A second product that interests us is 
Butyloxycinchoninic Acid Diethylethylenediamide, of- 
fered as a cure for spinal anesthesia. The laity ought 
to be interested in having us get some of this to give 
to certain preachers some of us know. And if it will 
cure ecclesiastical spinal anesthesia, it will be worth 
all it costs. Then, too, this concern offers Lodochlor- 
oxyquinoline at a very reasonable price. That is a 
dusting powder. A lot of folks might use that on their 
Bibles. One thing sure, if "them thar" remedies do 
not work, they ought'er! — From Calendar, First Breth- 
ren Church of Long' Beach, Calif. 


America is now in the throes of 
a world war, the end of which no 
man can foresee. Our Congress, at 
the behest of our President, is in 
process of appropriating about 
$56,000,000,000 for the implements oi 
war. Our national debt will soon 
be well over the $100,000,000,000 
mark — a number that no man can 
comprehend. Why has the living 
God allowed us to come to this? 
Have we treated God right? Grac- 
iously through the years He blessed 
us as a people. Have we robbed 
Him in return? The above chart 
reveals a sad story. Remember, 
this chart was made back in 1936. 
Since then, the "decreases" have 
continued to decrease each year, 
and the "increases" have continued 
to increase. Black and awful are 
the .judgments that are ahead of 
us, unless this apostate nation shall 
confess her sins and turn back to 









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By REV. JESSE R. WILSON, Home Secretory of the American 
Baptist Foreign Missionary Society 

A woman missionary in China recently closed one 
of her letters home with these words; "Let us carry on. 
God does." 

That is essentially what Jesus said: "My Father 
worketh even till now; and I work." 

That is also what Isaiah said; "He (that is God), 
will not fail nor be discouraged, till he hath set .justice 
in the earth, and the isles shall wait for his law." 

Tracy Strong, who is heading up the war-prisoner 
work of the Y.M.C.A., says that among Christian people 
everywhere in Europe today he finds hope. Imagine 
that in war devastated and harassed Europe! Why 
is it? Because God carries on. 

We carry on too. The constructive forces of the 
world are not going to fail. They are now girding 
themselves for a greater and more united effort than 
the world has ever seen. 

Among them all, in the vanguard of them all, and 
the inspiration of them all, is the church of Jesus 
Christ. No outstanding, or even moderately successful 
Christian organization, of more than local importance 
has folded up because of the contemporary unprece- 
dented onslaught of the forces of evil. Some in Ger- 
man-occupied Europe and Asia have been suppressed 
in a local form or setting, but the spirit that brought 
them into being persists. Battle lines have shifted, 
but the conflict goes on. Moreover, new agencies to 
meet new needs and new challenges have come into 
being. In Washington are listed no fewer than 400 
organizations set to secure or administer funds for 
world-wide relief. Churches and church groups and 
church-inspired groups are chief among these. 

Certainly the foreign mission movement is carrying 
on. Even the 117 missions in different parts of the 
world, hitherto drawing their financial support chiefly 
from Germany or German-occupied countries and now 
cut off from their support, are still operating. "No 
essential work has had to close." 

No American or Canadian foreign mission society 
is thinking of anything other than an advance in the 
years ahead. Even now, in spite of some forced with- 
drawals from Japan and Korea and elsewhere, new 
missionaries are being sent out. Some are being ap- 
pointed, for whom it is not immediately possible to 
secure passports from our State Department because 
of war conditions, but the new appointees are making 
the most of their delayed departure for the field by 
further training and experience in this country. They 
will be all the better prepared for their work later on. 
Others also are being appointed, or are being sought 
for future appointment; and we shall witness within a 
few years the removal of barriers to travel, and easy 
access to many lands, and the going forth of scores and 
hundreds of young people, well-trained, chastened and 
disciplmed by the war years; eager, devoted, ardent, 
to have a full part under Christ in overcoming the 
sin, disease, poverty, ignorance and superstiton of the 
whole world. 

The end of missions? Rather it is the dawn of a 
new day for missions, of a better type of missions, 
freed from some of the paternalisms and imperialisms 
of the past, more deeply rooted in the eternal gospel 
of the Son of God and more aware of the ecumenical 
fellowship of the church universal. Such missions 
will again lead all the forces of civilization which 
make for a better world, and by the power of the 
Spirit,, will increasingly produce the fruit of the 
spirit — love, joy, peace, and all the rest — among peo- 
ple everywhere. 

"Let us carry on. God does." 

Black licJu&6> 


"Mamma" ond Her "Chillun"! 

The maternity work is booming; there is a nice 
'new crop" of babies in the baby clinic each Monday 
morning. I am running out of names. The mothers 
insist that I, their "mamma" must name my "chillun." 
A pre-natal clinic, too, is going in full force; and I 
really believe that this contact and help to our women 
is going to help them spiritually as well as physically. 
I always have prayer with the mothers, and often 
give them a short message. They always say in their 
prayers that, before I started to care for them, they 
had to bring their children into the world .iust like 
the animals; but now, they know better and are so 
thankful that they can come to us and be treated 
like human beings. I only wish you could see some 
of these little kinky-headed babes. They are so cute, 
and especially in their little blue and pink flannel 
dresses that the girls made for them. Several weeks 
ago there was a little one born into the home of one 
of our Christians, but the little boy was not for this 
world. He only lived a few days; and when thev pre- 
pared him for burial, they asked me if they could put 
on the nice little gown that I gave them. It never 
had been put on. Of course I agreed; and, O, how 
tenderly they pressed their precious bundle! Then, 
as thev sat there, and pressed the lifeless form of 
their child to their breast, I could not help but think 
of the many heathen burials I had seen — the body 
all covered with red clay, ashes and filth. That little 
gown perhaps did not cost much more than 15 cents 
at the most; but, what it meant to that mother and 
father could not be counted in mere money. The 
maternity work is hard, and sometimes I think that 
I just can't get up at night after I have had a hard 
day; but. if we can break through and win the women 
of our work for the Lord, it will be more than worth 
the wakeless nights and hard work. 

It is now past nine P.M. and I must retire, for I 
never know when I shall be called. 

Pray for the work among the women of Africa. 
Onlv when thev are trulv born again and consecrated 
to the Lord will our work have a sound foundation. 


When Thomas Titcombe started up the Niger River, 
in West Africa, to do missionary work among the 
pagans, one of the European traders on the river said 
to him, sneeringlv, "If these niggers go to heaven, I 
don't want to go there." "Negroes will be both places." 
answered Mr, Titcombe; "I pi-efer to go to heaven with 
the good (redeemed) ones." — Christian Victory. 


EBRUARY 7, 1942 




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Our Workers 

The annual business meeting at the ALLERTON PA. church this 
lOr resolved into a blessed prayer meeting and concluded with 
nging the Doxology. Many concluded that the revival which they 
2re anticipating began at that meeting. A unanimous vote of con- 
Jence was extended the pastor, Bro. R. E. Gingrich, for the cour- 
leous way in which he is directing the work of that church. 

Bro. Stanley Hauser, supply pastor-evangelist at GRAFTON, VA. 
ites, "We report a revival with keen interest: the membership work- 
g that relatives, friends, neighbors and loved ones might know 
hrist as their Savior from sin. We want the brotherhood to pray 
r this revival and for this particular work. Our communion is soon." 

In celebration of their becoming a self-supporting church, the First 
ethren Church of GLENDALE, CALIF, conducted a week's Bible 
inference with Dr. Roy L. Laurin, well known radio and Bible con- 
rence speaker and teacher. At the close of the conference, Dr. 
lurin presented an autographed copy of his booklet, "Quest and 
jnquest," to the 15 who were present for every session of the con- 

On his way east to become pastor of the Conemaugh, Pa. church, 
\Q. A. L. LANTZ conducted the mid-week prayer service at the 
. Wayne, Ind. church and the Sunday morning church service at 
e Bethel Brethren Church of Berne, Ind. 

BRO. FLOYD SHIERY, who has been pastor of the Winnetka Con- 
egational Church of Dallas, Tex. while taking graduate work at 
illas Theological Seminary, has been extended a unanimous call by 
5 congregation for an indefinite period of service. 

The following report has been sent in from UNIONTOWN, Pa.: 
'he New Year's Eve watch night service at Uniontown was a great 
rvice. 154 attended and stayed for the entire three-hour service, 
le service included a broadcast from 11:30 P.M. to 12:02 A.M. 
er radio station WMBS. The church enjoyed the best financial 
ar of Its history. 50 members were added to the church. We 
ent $1,015 for paid broadcasting on Sundays, which did not include 
daily 15-minute devotional program we conducted for the station 
I their time. Our home mission offering went $83 over the goal 

which was set at $800, better thani double of last year. There was 
an average attendance of 182 for 138 preaching services during the 
yeor, which did not include Bible School, but did include prayer meet- 
ing and conferences held." 

Rev. C. H. Ashman of Whittier, Calif., was in CANTON, 0. January 
18 to Feb. 1, holding revival services. Rev. Walter Lepp (of the 
Cleveland church) led the singing the first week, as Glenn O'Neal 
(pastor at Canton) was in the seminary. 

The PERU, IND. church reports an attendance of 68 at the first 
Happy Houi' conducted this year. This is a Bible class for children, 
which meets after school. Cars meet the children at school and 
take them home offer the meeting. 


Sometimes our hearts are broken: 
Trials seem more than we can bear; 

But what peace and comfort greet us 
If we meet the Lord in prayer! 

Sometimes we are misunderstood 

And loved ones turn us down; 
The friends we thought the truest 

Only meet us with a frown. 
Just take it all to Jesus — 

He will never turn you down. 

— Audrey Randall 



Discouragement is a dis- 
ease that attacks an under- 
nourished Christian. 





IV - No. 6 


February 14, 1942 


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SONG — "Sweet Hour of Prayer" 
PRAYER CIRCLE— Requests as furnished 
by Notional Prayer chairman, supple- 
mented with individual requests by 
those present 

BIBLE STUDY— "The Mystery of the 
Church" (Study VI from the Ephesian 
epistle by Prof. Homer A. Kent) 
SONG— "Faith of Our Fathers" 
MISSION STUDY— "As Bright as the 
Promises of God" (A study of the life 
of Adiniram Judson by Miss Marie 

SONG— "Fron 

Greenland's Icy Moun- 

DIARY— A study of the life of a busy, 
present-day missionary v 



Instead of featuring the mission study each meet- 
ing, try to vary your appeal in advertising the meet- 
ings. For example, in this month you might feature 
the Bible study. A picture of a church on posters 
and invitations or printed programs might be used 
to represent that invisible church which we have re- 
vealed in the study. I wonder how many Councils 
have a poster to advertise every meeting? Do you 
do only what you can to get by, or are you really 
putting your Council over? Our record will be on 


President — Mrs. Homer A. Kent, Box 102, 
Winona Lake, Ind. 

Vice-President— Mrs. W. A. Ogden, 3941 
Virginia St., Lynwood, Calif. 

Recording Secretary — Mrs. Orville Lorenz, 
Meyersdole, Pa. 

Financial Secretary-Treasurer — Mrs. Her- 
man Koontz, 105 Otterview Ave., 
Ghent, Roanoke, Va. 

Literature Secretary — Mrs. Earl Virts, 
2816 James St., Ft. V/ayne, Ind. 

Editor— Mrs. R. E. Gingrich, Ellet, 0. 

high. We don't want to be ashamed of it. 

Dear W. M. C. Sisters, 

These words of our blessed Lord, "Watch and pray," 
have occurred to me many times at the beginning 
of this year. With conditions as they are in the 
world, we should have a greater determination to 
spend more time in earnest prayer, not forgetting 
that petition of John, "Even so, come, Lord Jesus." 
In that blessed Hope, 

— Mrs. Edward Bowman. 


Due to the fact that the W.M.C. Number has been 
reaching some Councils too late to make adequate 
preparation for their meetings, an arrangement has 
been made between The Brethren Women's Missionary 
Council and Grace Theological Seminary whereby, 
beginning this month, the W.M.C. Number will be pub- 
lished the second week of the month instead of the 
fourth, and the Educational Number will be issued 
the fourth week instead of the second. 


Johnstown, Pa.— Victory Revival conducted by Bro. 
Charles H. Ashman at First Brethren Church, Feb. 2-22. 

Waynesboro, Pa.— Revival at First Brethren Church, 
conducted by Bro. J. L. Gingrich, Feb. 16-Mar. 1. 

Long Beach, Calif. — Evangelistic services conducted 
by Bro. Leo Polman at 1st Brethren Church, Feb. 8-22. 


A mother who frequently left her home for a few 
days at a time used to bring each of the children a 
little gift. One day she purposely neglected the gifts. 
The little ones met her in the hall with expectant 

"I did not bring you any presents this time," said 
the mother, "because . . . . " 

"We don't care, mamma dear, you are the best pre- 
sent," said one little one. ' 

Can we say to Christ: "Thou are the best gift. Thou 
are all in all to me; there is nothing on earth I desire 
before thee; I would rather have thee than any 
earthly gift?"— Glendale, Calif., Bulletin. 



le Brethren Missionary Herald is published weekly, 
times a month, or 48 times a year, at Herald Press, 
Inc., 1300 West 9th St.. Cleveland, Ohio, by the Brethren 
Missionary Herald Co., 3326 So. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, 

Subscription Price: In the United States and possessions. 
$1.00 a year; Foreign countries, $1.50 a year. 
Secretary of Publications : Leo Polman 
Business Office Secretary: Miss Phyllis Elder 
Editorial Office Secretary: Miss Grace Allshouse 
President : Herman Hoyt Secretary : R. D. Crees 

Vice-Pres.: Bernard Schneider Treasurer: Homer A. Kent 
Paul Bauman Mrs. Roy Patterson R. E. Gingrich 

George Richardson L. L. Grubb 

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FEBRUARY 14, 1942 

"jHet you^ Re<^ue6>U Be Made fCfUUun ^nta Qod" 

(Phil. 4:6) 
National Prayer Chairman: MRS. EDWARD BOWMAN 

\^ Psalm 27:1-5 — Pray for the safety of our mis- 
sionaries, and that God will abundantly strengthen 
them and bless their testimony. Remember, too, the 
faithful missionaries in the Orient and the islands 
of the sea. 

2. Mark 11:24 — Brother Jobson has requested prayer 
that he and the Williams be permitted to leave soon 
for Africa. Let us believe God's promise in their behalf. 

3. Rev. 22 : 12 — Pray that each woman in your Coun- 
cil may sieze every opportunity to witness and serve 
the Lord in these days of uncertainty before He comes. 

4. Matt. 17:20 — Pray that the way may be opened 
up for Brother Clarence Sickel to return to Argentina. 

5. Romans 8:28 — Pray for our Brethren churches 
on the West Coast, that these times of "blackouts" 
may only serve to increase their testimony and win 
many more precious souls to Christ. 




CHURCH"— Eph. 3:1-21 


In the chapter before us, the church is presented 
as a "mystery." It is interesting to note that there 
are at least 11 "mysteries" referred to in the New 
Testament. To mention a few examples, there is (1) 
the mystery of the incarnation (1 Tim. 3:16; (2) the 
mystery of the divine indwelling (Col. 1:26-28; (3) the 
mystery of the kingdom of heaven (Matt. 13); (4) the 
mystery of the translation of the living saints (1 Cor. 
15:51-55); and (5) the mystery of iniquity (II Thess. 
2:1-12). The subject of the third chapter of Ephesians 
Is the mystery of the church. 

It should be noted that the term "mystery" as it is 
used in the New Testament is not something which 
cannot be understood, but something which has been 
known to God from the beginning, but which He has 
withheld from the knowledge of men until His time 
came to reveal it to men. For an illustration, see 
Rom. 16:25-26. There is, of course, in all the divine 
"mysteries," the supernatural element in prominent 

With these considerations as a background, let us 
look at the mystery of the church as it is revealed in 
the chapter before us. Note: 

The Nature of the mystery (vs. 1-13). 

The Apostle Paul makes it clear that he has been 
made the minister of the mystery about which he 
speaks (v. 7) in this chapter. Furthermore, he sajys 
that this mystery is something that in all the dispens- 
ations that are past was hidden from the knowledge 
of men (vs. 4-5). He calls attention to the fact that 
the unveiling of this mystery was the manifestation 
of God's grace (vs. 7-8). 

Just what, then, is this mystery? 

1. It is not that the Gentiles were to be saved. This 
fact had been revealed by the Old Testament prophets 
(Rom. 9:25-33). The truth that there are to be peo- 
ple from the various nations and races of earth in 
the saved multitude at last was, therefore, not the 
mystery revealed to Paul. What then was it? 

2. It is the fact that God, in this dispensation, is 
taking people who are Gentiles and people who are 
Jews, and making of them a new thing in the world, 
even the church which is the body of Christ (v. 6). 
Thus the church is neither Jew nor Gentile. It is .a 
new fellowship. This was indeed a new thing in Paul's 
day. It was a day when Jews looked upon Gentiles 
as "dogs," and the Gentiles despised the Jews. "A 
middle wall of partition" separated them. The rev- 
elation of this mystery was absolutely new. In Christ, 
all race and class distinctions disappear. The church 
is being formed of Jews and Gentiles bound together 
by the common tie of Christ's blood, and indwelt by 
one Spirit. How sorely the message of this revelation 
is needed today, when there is still so much of race 
pre,judice and hatred in the world! Christ and the 
church. His body, are the only true answer to the 
world's need. Following the consideration of the na- 
ture of this mystery of the church, note: 

The Prayer for an entrance into a proper apprecia- 
tion of the mystery (vs. 14-21). 

1. The One addressed (v. 14) — "the Father." The 
regular order for prayer in the New Testament seems 
to be (1) to the Father, (2) in the name of the Son, 
(3) in the power of the Holy Spirit. 

2. The One accountable for the existence of the 



church (v. 15). The church is a family. It is holy 
brotherhood. Part of it already is in heaven, part is 
on earth. But wherever its members are, they owe 
their blessings to Christ. They are Christians, Christ's 

3. The petitions (vs. 16-19). 

(1) He prays that the church may have a dynamic 
spiritual experience (v. 16). The word translated 
"might" in this passage comes from the Greek word 
"dunamis," from which we also get the English word 
"dynamite." A Christian life with such power in it 
can only come through a full yielding to the Holy 
Spirit, the Inhabitant of every Christian. 

(2) He prays that the church may know the mean- 
mg of walking with Christ in daily experience (v. 17). 
There is a sense, of course, in which Christ does al- 
ready dwell in the heart of every Christian. Other- 
wise they could not be saved. But the apostle desires 
that they may know what it means to walk by faith 

(3) He prays that the church may more fully com- 
prehend the love of Christ (vs. 17-19). We need to 
make this a daily prayer. This is one of the greatest 
petitions of the Bible. In the answering of it is brought 
"filled with the fullness of God." 

3. The Doxology (vs. 20-21). 

Let us close our study with the great words of this 
doxology upon our hearts, "To Him that is able." Do 
•^^^^^ordsof the apostle's great prayer seem impossible 
of fulfilment? Is God's plan and purpose for the 
church beyond human comprehension? Remember 
•To Him that is able." 

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A Study of the Life of ADONIRAM JUDSON 


"Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and 
precious promises (II Pet. 1:4). God has given many 
promises in his Word for the believer if he will only 
claim them. He gave promises for times of peace; he 
also gave promises suitable for times of tempest and 
peril. In one of the darkest periods of Judson's mis- 
sionary career, his faith was challenged by the ques- 
tion, "How bright is the outlook"? "It is as bright as 
the promises of God," came the answer from Ameri- 
ca's missionary- It is a faith like this that makes the 
child of God an effective witness. An examination 
of the life of Adoniram Judson reveals that he claimed 
the promises of God and his life became bright, not 
as the world calls bright, but bright in the service of 
the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Adoniram Judson was born Aug. 9, 1788, in Maiden, 
Mass., a suburb of Boston. His father was a minister 
in the Congregational Church. 

At the age of three he was able to read. He gath- 
ered other children together; and from a chair, he 
would conduct a service. His favorite hymn began, 
"Go preach my gospel," saith the Lord. "He entered 
Brown University when 16 years of age, graduating 
with honors three years later. 

While Adoniram was reared in a thoroughly Chris- 
tian atmosphere, during his college days his life was 
stained with infidelity. Soon he became a Free Think- 
er. After his graduation he toured the northern states 
He stopped one night at an inn, and was given a room 
next to a young man who died duriiig the night. 
Adoniram wondered who was dying, and if he were, 
like himself, a Free Thinker; or if he were a Christian. 
He learned the next morning that he was a close 
friend and classmate. Judson abandoned his trip and 
went home, where he became an earnest seeker after 
salvation. On Dec. 2, 1808, he dedicated his life to 
Christ and entered Andover Seminary. 

Adoniram became a Christian to become a minister, 
and soon he added, "to become a missionary." He 
heard a missionary talk about Burma, and from that 
time on his interest lay there. With four other young 
men he formed a missionary society, and beneath a 
haystack near the college they dedicated themselves 
to foreign missions. 

On Feb. 5, 1812, Judson married Ann Hasseltine, 
the next day he was ordained; and on Feb. 19 he 
sailed for Calcutta as a missionary under the Con- 
gregational Church. 

It took four months for the voyage to India. Dur- 
ing this time they studied their Bibles, and decided to 
accept the tenets of the Baptists, because they had 
been led to believe that faith should precede baptism 
and that baptism was immersion. This decision in- 
volved a great crisis in his life, for he was dropping 
the board that was sending him; and the Baptists, at 
that time, had no mission board. Surely this step was 
one of great faith, and no doubt it made him cling 
to the promise, "Lo, I am with you always." 

The Judsons received no welcome in India and were 
sent from place to place, finally, resting on July 13, 
1813, at Rangoon, Burma. 

In Rangoon, the first 10 years of missionary labors 
were given mainly to learning the Burmese language. 

FEBRU ARY 14, 1942 

During this time, he completed a grammar for the 
Burmese language, translated Matthew and wrote 
tracts. After nearly six years in Burma he preached 
his first sermon, and two months later baptized his 
first convert. 

In 1824 the Judsons moved from Rangoon to Ava. 
That same year war broke out between Burma and the 
English government of India. The Judsons were looked 
upon as spies. Adoniram was east into prison. It was 
40 feet by 30 feet high, with no ventilation save 
through cracks in the wall. In this room were con- 
fined 100 persons of both sexes, nearly all naked and 
half famished. The prison was never washed or swept. 
In this place of torment Mr. Judson lay with five pairs 
of fetters on his legs and ankles, weighing about 14 
lbs.; the marks of which, he carried ever after. At 
night, lest the prisoners escape, a bamboo pole was 
placed between the legs and then drawn up by means 
of pulleys to a height which allowed their shoulders 
to rest on the ground while their feet hung from the 
chains. In this position Judson spent 21 months. 

After his release from prison, he returned to Ran- 
goon, where not long after his wife and little child 

For eight years he worked alone; translating the 
Old Testament, sending out the native Christians 
(two by two), and preaching. Then on Apr. 10, 1834, 
he married Mrs. Sarah Hall Boardman. 

After 21 years of patient labor, Judson completed 
the translation of the Bible into Burmese. It was ready 
for the press on Oct. 24, 1840. 

When he was 50 years old, and after 25 years of toil 
in Burma, Judson's health began to show signs of 
giving away; so he determined to return to America. 
On the return voyage, his second wife went to be with 
the Lord. 

Judson was well received in America. His health 
was delicate and he could not speak above a whisper, 
and so he addressed his audiences by having another 
repeat aloud that which was upon his heart. At 
times he would disappoint his audiences by telling 
the wonderful story of redeeming love instead of his 
own adventures and labors. 

June 2, 1846 he married Emily Chubbuck, and on 
July 11 they sailed for Burma. 

After his 18 months' absence, Judson returned to 
find a king whose barbarities and cruelties far ex- 
ceeded anything before known in the land. Mission- 
ary activities, if any, had to be done in greatest 
secrecy. During the day he worked on his dictionary; 
and at night in his home he met native Christiana 
who would risk their lives to meet him, so that they 
might hear more of the One who gave His life for 

"In the Baptist meeting-house at Maiden, Mass., is 
a simple memorial tablet with the following inscrip- 


Rev. Adoniram Judson 

Born August 9, 1788 

Died April 12, 1850 

Maiden, His Birthplace 

The Ocean, His Sepulchre; 

Converted Burmans and the Burman Bible 

His Monument, 

His Record is on High." 

— Robert H. Glover. 


1. There seems to be some misunderstanding among 
some of the women concerning our mission study. 
The program committee, in planning the work for 
the year, planned to make the department, "Open 
Doors," the source of our mission study for the year. 
All that is really needed is provided in the Herald 
each month. Additional material, books with further 
mission study, were to be merely optional. The mis- 
sionary letters and diarys were planned to give pre- 
sent-day missionary information regarding our own 
missionary work. 

2. Some Councils can't get away from the idea of 
Scripture reading and prayer as conducted in the past 
years. That is not necessary with our present pro- 
gram. The Bible study by Professor Kent is supplied 
to take the place of Scripture reading as conducted 
in the past. The Prayer Circle as suggested each 
month in the Herald supplies the period of prayer 
and a much more adequate one than the old system. 

3. All requests for literature should be sent to the 
literature secretary, Mrs. Virts. 

4. All material for publication, news items, letters, 
etc. should be sent to the editor, Mrs. R. E. Gingrich. 


The Spectator (London, July 11, 1941) reports that 
a careful inquiry recently made reaches the conclu- 
sion that 90% of the people of England have not 
opened the Bible in ten years. One wonders if Amer- 
ica is different. 

Adoniram Judson died Apr. 12, 1850. When the 
evangelization of Burma first formed itself in his 
mind, he had hoped to build up a congregation of at 
least a hundred converts before he died. At his death, 
however, Burman and Karen Christians who had pub- 
licly accepted Christ Jesus as their Savior and had 
been baptized, numbered over 7000, beside the many 
who had died during his 35 years of service. There 
were 63 congregations established under the direction 
of 163 missionaries, native pastors and assistants. 

The story of Judson's life, and especially his suffer- 
ings in Ava, shall ever thrill the heart that is touched 
by suffering for Christ's sake; and his influence for, 
world evangelization will cease only when the great 
task is completed. 

An article in the Los Angeles Times says that City 
Health Officer of Los Angeles, George M. Uhl urges 
citizens not to "burn themselves out" in this time of 
war defense. Truly, now is a wonderful time for 
Christians to demonstrate to the world what it means 
to have Christ in our hearts, to have the assurance that 
come what may, the Christian has a peace and satis- 
faction within that national hysteria and the threat 
of war and destruction cannot affect. Christians 
must "burn themselves out," not in frantic efforts 
for self protection, but to reveal the unsearchable 
riches and blessings to be found in our blessed Savior 
Christ Jesus. If there is to be had any assurance 
during these dark days, it is to be found only in the 
crucified Christ of the cross. — La Verne, Calif., Bulle- 


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NOTE: For a few months, we are to have 
as our missionary letter a diary provided 
by Mrs. R. C. Wagner. This is the second 

Thursday, Aug. 28th— 

The whole mornmg has gone attending 
to details— packing food, bedding, and 
extra clothing for our trip; giving Mildred 
some school work; shining shoes; fixing 
clothes; getting dinner; and watering the 
front yard. Left here about 1;00 P.M. and 
went straight to the mission at Berrotaran 
to fix up the beds there. Then went to 
visit the Fissolos as he is never at home 
on Fridays, the day we are in Berrotaran. 
After this visit, we went on to Siena. One 
of the families there is in charge of clean- 
ing the hall now, so went to get the key and 
spent a few minutes visiting there, and 
then went to the hall to get ready for the 
children's class. By this time the weather 
had changed from decided heat to decided 
cold; a cold, damp wind blowing. Only 
one girl came for the class, so finally the 
girls and I went home with her, while 
Ricardo and Victor went to arrange for a 
cottage meeting instead of the regular ser - 
vice in the hall. Later they came and 
picked us up, together with Elsa and her 
mother, and took us to the home where 
the other believers were already gathered. 
Though we were only 14 altogether, we 
were pretty much crowded in the tiny 
room; and they wanted to sing even if 
there was hardly place to put the organ. 
After the meeting, we returned to Berro- 
taran where we had supper, and then got 
to bed. It was so warm when we left 
Almafuerte that I didn't think about the 
hot-water bottles, so had to heat bricks to get our feet 

Friday, Aug. 29th — In Berrotaran. 

Cleaned up a little in the room here this morning 
and started packing up bedding again. Have been 
drilling the girls on reading this morning, and knit- 
ting at the same time. The sun came out about noon 
so we had a nicer day than it looked this morning. 
Ate early and then went to visit the Perazzolos. To- 
day Mrs. P. with us to a creek not so far away to 
get watercress. 

Had 13 children in the class this P.M. The folks 
next door do not permit the oldest girl to come to the 
class anymore, though they let the two younger chil- 
dren come. Wonder who has been working on them. 
Anyway, they let her play with the children and color 
the pictures, so we pray the Lord will open the way 
to touch her heart and life with the gospel. 

Tonight we were 12 in the meeting, one of the mem- 
bers giving the meditation. His thoughts are given 
in a devoted spirit, though terribly disconnected. Got 
home a quarter to eleven. 

The only 

Saturday, Aug. 30th — 

Today we got a late start. It is a holiday and there 
is no school, so have given the girls some work, though 
not as much as I had expected to, for I have been 
writing most of my spare time. I can get a few rows 
of knitting or sewing done while I am helping them in 
their studies, but I can't very well write and help them 
too. Had to break into my literary efforts to get 
clothes brushed and pressed and to water the front 
yard again. Maria was in a talkative mood tonight and 
rather upset my plans for finishing the translation 
of Bro. Bauman's article, "The Three stepping-stones 
of the Antichrist to Power." 

Sunday, Aug. 31st — 

This morning I actually had time to sit down and 
read for a while. But the more I read, the greater my 
pile of articles for translation becomes, for I am al- 
ways finding things that are just too good to keep to 
myself — often wish the "Herald" came in Spanish too, 
so our Brethren down here could get the benefit of 
its messages. 

We ate early this noon, and then I got my S.S. class- 
room in order and lesson material laid out; then 
dressed the children. From now on all of this will 
have to be done early in the morning. Had 13 chil- 


FEBRUARY 14, 1942 

dren from 4 to 14 years of age in the class today. 
One girl came very early to play — the second time she 
has come since D.V.B.S. 

Had mate with the Cavegnos after S.S., and then 
stuck the stars onto the individual attendance cards 
for my children in all three towns. 

There has been a big celebration going on in town 
all day, but evidently not all of our members were 
interested, for the attendance was a good deal better 
than it has sometimes been on such occasions. May 
God soon grant us a membership that will not be 
moved by the pleasures this world has to offer! 

—Mrs. R. E. Wagner. 

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Sept. 27, 1941 — Last evening at 7:00 o'clock we were 
tugged away from the dock at Brooklyn. We soon 
passed the Statue of Liberty, and left the lights of 
New York behind us. From 
2:00 P.M. until 7:00 had been 
spent watching the huge 
cranes swing the heavy cases 
of Ford ambulances aboard. 
The holds were nearly full 
before we got on. They were 
soon packed to overflowing, 
mostly with brewer's cases, it 
seemed. We saw several cases 
containing cars lowered in be- 
fore the hatches were closed 
down. After this, probably 50 
more were piled on the decks 
and securely cabled on. One 
launch and one airplane were 
I have never seen a boat so 

Miss Emmert 

added as the last touch, 
heavily loaded. 

The passenger list includes five Firestone men for 
Liberia, two Pan-American Airway men, a Texaco man, 
whom we had met in Leopoldville, and a Free France 
diplomat, besides us three missionaries. All but the 
Firestone men are booked for Matadi. 

This morning we had a boat drill even though it 
was cold and drizzly. We are assigned to life boat 
number two. It is nice that they warn one when these 
weekly drills take place, otherwise we would never 
know when to take our emergency bags with us and 
when not to. 

September 29. — Yesterday was Sunday. We enjoyed 
Bible study and prayer together, that is, the three of 
us. In the evening we heard Mr. Fuller of the Old 
Fashioned Revival Hoiir over the air. We also had 
a turkey dinner as a special Sunday treat. The food 
is not bad considering everything. 

Today it is already much warmer. We are passing 
close to the Bermudas. Uncle Sam sent a plane out to 
look us over. 

October 1. — Last evening we enjoyed a very lovely 
sunset with wonderfully delicate colors in both sky 
and sea. Sleeping, eating, and reading occupv most of 
my time. Chico, the Mexican-Cuban steward, assures 
us repeatedly that we have only to ask, and he will 
give us anything we want! There is only one thing 
we want, and that is to arrive safely at our desired 
haven, well prepared in every way for our work. 

October 3. — They found pieces of a life saver float- 
ing along yesterday. We had a fire drill today. 

October 5. — This is the tenth day out, and as nearly 
as I can tell from the chart, we are more than hair 
way across. We only go ten knots an hour, which 
means about 11 miles. The course is toward Free- 
town, more or less directly. But even though we reach 

the Coast in 16 days, as they think, we are told that 
we shall probably be on the boat five weeks before 
reaching Matadi, as there are quite a few stops, and 
much freight to unload. 

Chico, the steward, provides the comedy for us. He 
spoils us in between meals by giving us too much to 
eat, even making ice cream for us; but when we sit 
at the table a few minutes after meals to talk, he be- 
comes furious. Or if some of the men are late to 
meals, he acts very childish about it. He speaks quite a 
mixture of English, Spanish, French, and what-not, 
so it is quite difficult to understand him. One of the 
men did not like the thick condensed milk, we had 
on the table, and asked for plain milk. Chico said, 
"This is no passenger boat. This is freight boat. We 
have no milk, we only have cream." 

October 6. — We spent most of our spare time last 
week making out lists of our belongings to be ready 
for the customs man when we enter French territory. 
I have also diligently studied the book on photo - 
graphy and the instruction book, and am ready to 
shoot (but not on sight). 

We are now entering into about the most dangerous 
part of our trip, so they think. I feel sorry for the 
passengers and crew who have nothing in which to put 
their trust, but in blind chance, or in the law of 
averages. How happy we are to be able to say: ''I 
know Whom I have believed, and am persuaded that 
He is able to keen that which I have committed unto 
Him against that day." 

The sea has been fairly smooth all the way, and 
none of us have been seasick. It has been rather windy 
and cool lo be out on deck, but now it is getting quite 
warm. Last evening, the sea was a.s calm as a lake, 
except for slight swells. As we were admiring the 
silver, blue and rose tints of the sunset on the water, 
Mmnie noticed white foam at a distance, which looked 
like breakers. It turned out to be a huge school of 
dolphins jumping out of the water and splashing as 
they went back again. They are a good sized fish, 
that sometimes jump two and three feet out of the 
water. It looked as though they were playing leap 

The small flying fish are entirely different. They 
dart out of the water and skim over the surface often 
for 50 feet or more, as the wind catches them. They 
look more like a stone skipping over the water. Then 
there is a sort of butterfly-like silvery fish that the 
wind carries up into the air for a short distance as 
they leap out of the waves. 

October 11 — We are about a day out from our first 
stop. Just now I was called up on deck to see an ap- 
proaching ship. It was already quite close and com- 
ing directly toward us. A signal light on her deck 
was flashing dots and dashes. Was she friend or 
foe? None of us passengers lined up along the rail 
knew. How fast she seemed to come! She hoisted 
a small flag, but none of us recognized it. The officers 
ascending and descending the stairs leading to the 
bridge gave us no sign of assurance. She turned 
slightly to intercept our course. A man on her top 
deck signalled with flags. 

"At least, she isn't firing on us," said one of the 

"It's doubtless a patrol boat," said another. "It isn't 
very large." 

The blinking light wigwagged out a farewell mes- 
sage, the boat slackened speed, and let us proceed, 
evidently satisfied that we were what we claimed 
to be. "There is a world of difference between an 
enemy and a friend," we thought, "How different it 
might have been!" 



October 12. — ^Today we arrived at Bathurst, Gambia. 
The trip to tliis point was 3,579 miles and it took us 
nearly 16 days. How thankful we were to sight land 
this morning and to arrive safely. Last evening, one 
of the passengers saw the light of a ship back of us, 
and then it was gone. We went up on deck but could 
see nothing. Then a boy knocked on the Captain's 
door. "The mate says he sees a light, sir." The cap- 
tain came out and clumped up the stairs to the 
bridge. No information was available, so we went 
down to our cabin for our evening devotions. Was it 
a raider stalking us, or a friendly patrol? There was 
no way of knowing, but we had committed it into the 
Lord's hands, so w£ went to bed and to sleep. The 
first thing I thought about, however, when I awoke 
at daybreak, was to wonder if the boat were still 
following us. I suggested that Minnie would have 
informed us, though, if such had been the case, for 
she is always the first one up; so I fell asleep again. 
Sure enough there was no boat in sight. 

As we entered the harbor, we saw buoys marking 
the channel which had been swept free of mines. 
How nice to reach a prepared haven through a pre- 
pared channel! 

October 15 — Two days and a half of unloading at 
Bathurst and we are finally off. Besides quantities 
of ale, we unloaded quite a bit of flour and some mis- 
cellaneous things. An airplane circled around us twice 
this evening, flashing dots and dashes at us. It seemed 
quite a lengthy conversation. Another one appeared 
later, but we saw no lights. It went around us once 
and made off again. 

October 17 — The weather has been unusually hot. 
I have spent my extra time in writing letters and a 
native story. We pulled in to Freetown today about 
2:15. A convoy was pulling out. There are many in- 
teresting things to see here. 

October 25 — The unloading may be finished today 
It has been a long week, fortunately not as hot as the 
first few days, however. We have not been allowed 
to go on shore. We have seen many interesting things 
here; but, of course, I would not try to describe them 
all. Yesterday we saw a ship towed in that had been 
damaged by a torpedo. There was quite a hole in it, 
judging by what we saw above the water line. They 
say the submarine that got it has since been sunk by 
an airplane. We heard of the sinking of the Lehigh 
today, too. It was probably sunk by the same sub- 
marine. They say it was sunk 70 miles from Bath- 
urst, which means that we had come over that same 
route not many days before, in all probability, or at 
least not far off. The crew were all saved, we hear, 
and are here at Freetown, awaiting the Acadia. We 
got to see a sumbarine in port, too. 

October 26 — We left Freetown this morning and 
hope to be in Liberia tomorrow about noon. Five of 
our 12 passengers are to get off there. Perhaps we 
may get permission to visit the plantation there. 

— Mary Emmerf. 


We hear and read much today regarding blackouts 
in war-torn countries. The blackest think known to 
God is sin. It blackens everything it touches. It makes 
the heart black, and eventually sin will cause the sin- 
ner to go to a place called hell which is the absence 
of all light — a blackout. — Allentown, Pa., Bulletin. 






Mrs. Ogden 

thing that he 


During the past year a great disaster has occurred, 
a testing of faith experienced and a blessing received. 
I refer to the tragic experience of the ill-fated Zam- 
zam. Upon receiving the first 
news suggesting the loss of 
the ship and uncertainty 
of her passengers, we at 
home were immediately ef- 
fected. Did we not have a 
definite concern and respon- 
sibility for those who were 
going "in our stead" to 
preach the gospel of salva- 
tion and peace to those lost 
in sin and darkness? 

Many were ready to accept 
defeat and believe that all 
hope was gone. To some was 
given faith to trust in spite 
of seeming hopelessness, 
"Being confident of this 
very thmg that ne which hath begun a good 
work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus 
Christ" (Phil. 1:6). How often prayers, unanswered 
for a time, cause the same passive attitude in Chris- 
tians, and they are made to say, "I cannot under- 
stand why, but it must be His will." Others through 
prayer of faith are given an assurance and know- 
ledge of His will. 

Then came the glad news that all were safe; then 
their return to us; and some have now been granted 
the privilege of reaching their desired field of service 
in Africa. 

The suggestion, made previously on these pages, will 
here be mentioned again. Perhaps this thing had to 
happen in order to awaken us to our responsibility in 
prayer. We are always impressed and moved by the 
faith of our missionaries, and too often are willing 
to expect God to keep them and use them because 
they trust Him. "Now I beseech you, brethren, for 
the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the 
Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers 
to God for me" (Rom. 15:30). 

Some have left home, loved ones, comfortable liv- 
ing conditions, and, of greatest importance, constant 
spiritual fellowship with saved ones, to go out alone 
because "the Lord of Christ constraineth" them. Will 
you and I, who have made none of these sacrifices, 
miss our privilege and responsibility in having a part 
in winning souls in other lands? Women, objective 
No. 2 is given in order to help you. Will you be faith- 
ful in praying daily for our missionaries, thereby 
rendering a service, and receiving a blessing? The 
ministry of prayer for others is the highest earthly 
ministry of God's children. 

NOTE: How glad we are for a message from our very 
busy vice-president. Surely she has presented the 
challenge of objective II. Do we accept it vnth a 
100% from every Council? 


FEBRUARY 14, 1942 



San Pedro, Calif., Nov. 18, 1941. 

Dear Sister H. W. Koontz: 

Please allow me to answer your letter on yours. I 
find that all my stationary is gone and it will save 
me a lot of time. 

Your above check came last weels just after I had 
especially asked the Lord to help according to our 
need. I keep the books and I knew our expense was 
especially heavy this month. Then I went to our mail 
box, and must I say the largest check which our 
work has received awaited me? Need I say I sat 
there and cried my thanks and asked God's blessing 
upon every one of the sisters who had had a part 
by gift or prayer? 

How can our work keep from being blessed with 
such a prayer band behind us, and not too far behind 

A sample of what has been accomplished through 
His Word in the new place for soldiers: 

1. A discouraged soldier ready to quit and almost 
blow up the army was given a new perspective and 
objective. Is now praising the Lord. 

2. One little girl (Catholic) said, "Mrs. Pearson, 
I never had read the Bible until you came." Now she 
has read three chapters every week, learned five 
verses and prays every day. 

3. One woman, all muddled in evolution, said to- 
day, "Now that I am getting my feet on solid ground, 
I have lost my desire for my bridge club." And she's 
wondering how to get out of it. I advised her to 
give a testimony and quit. 

All because He died, in His Love, 

— Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Pearson. 

Station A, Box 10, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Oct. 2, 1941 

National W.M.C. 
Roanoke, Va. 

Dear Freinds in the Lord: 

Please do forgive this hurried word to say thank 
you for your generous gift today. The response to 
our mid-summer letter has been so heavy, and our 
office helpers so few, because of summer vacation 
schedules and illness, that we are quite swamped with 
work. But from the bottom of our hearts we can 
say, "Praise the Lord." For, through such loyal friends 
as yourself and others who are daily praying for us. 
He has now come to our help and has brought to us 
new reinforcements by way of financial help, and we 
can in full confidence go forward with the work. 

Thank you again, and again we say, "Praise the 

Ever faithfully yours in His service, 

— J. Hoffman Cohn. 


The Church is NOT a hospital, though it ministers to the Spirit- 
ually sick and morally anemic. The Church is not a gymnasium to 
develop ethical muscles. The Church is not a cold storage plant 
to keep a few saints from spoiling. The Church is not a club to 
give a little religious polish to complacent members. The Church 
IS on inspiration point to workers. The Church is a signboard 
which points the way to Jesus Christ. To be o signboard to every 
needy pilgrim, it must be friendly, evongelistic, missionary, en- 
thusiastic. Let us endeavor for Christ's sake to moke it the kind 
of a Church that will point the woy to Calvary's Cross. — Ex. 

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The Siite/dtoad oF 


Christ, the Hope of the World 


SfiA/iUucd QnxuutU 

Opening hymn: "I Would Be Like Jesus." 
Prayer by leader. 

An acrostic on Growth: 

Glorify God. John 15:8; I Cor. 6:20. 
Read His V/ord. Ps. 119:9-11; II Tim. 2:15. 
Obey His commands. I Sam. 15:22; Acts 5:29. 
Wait for His coming. Matt. 25:13. 
Testify to others. Acts 1:8; II Cor. 5:20. 
Humble ourselves. I Pet. 5:5,6. 
Hymn: "More Like the Master." 
Sentence prayers: Pray that we as Sisterhood girls 
might grow spiritually. Let us remember our mis- 
sionaries in foreign lands and those who are here 
in our country waiting for the Lord to open the way 
for them to return to the field. 
Topic: "Christ — Our Hope in Spiritual Growth." 
Charus: "Christ, the Hope of the World." 

Business session. 


The correct address of your new general secretary 
is 540 14th Street S.E., Washington, D. C. In last 
month's announcement the S.E. was omitted. Be sure 
to address your letters correctly to avoid delay in their 
reaching her. 


The three necessary factors in the pursuit called 
life are food, clothing, and shelter. In war-torn lands, 
the inhabitants have learned as never before what 
these three items, or lack of them, means. In their 
moderate provision, humanity finds security and calls 
life well-lived. 

Essentials of Life 

When we think about "growth," our minds turn 
immediately to physical development because growth 
is perfectly natural (Moses grew — Ex. 2:10a; Samuel 
grew — I Sam. 2:26a; and the child Jesus grew — Luke 

We are taught early the need of a regular and staple 
diet of wholesome muscle-and-bone-building food, and 
of proper exercise. Some years ago, that three-svlla- 
ble word "vitimins" entered our dietic vocabulary; 
today it has put the 'alphabet" to working overtime, 
even as in the political fipld! We should be careful 
to consume so much of Vitamins B. D. etc. Were it 
possible, perhaps Methuselah miaht augment the cate- 
gory by other important vitamins for lona^vitv; at 
any rate, we are sure, from the record of his 969 vears 
(Gen. 5:27), that he was not afflicted with allergy! 


Principles maintaining in "life" are true in the 
"life more aounciant." While we observe carefully 
what we eat, when and how often, much more ought 
we to observe our spiritual growth — keeping healthy 
and fit God-ward. The Great Physician, our omni- 
potent an omniscient Physiologist prescribes the 
blessed Word of God as the one, all-embracing Food 
for His children. We could not expect a child to grow 
normally by allowing him one meal a week, or better, 
one meal a day. Neither can the child of God grow in 
the knowledge of Christ apart from a regular and fre- 
quent diet upon His Word. 

Considering exercise, walking is concluded generally 
beneficial and very simple; but, regardless of simpli- 
city, it has to be learned. Each step becomes easier. 
Parallel to this is "walking with God:" the first steps 
are comparatively hard, but the consistent, daily walk 
and talk with Him helps us to grow in grace and the 
knowledge of Him. To walk alone is monotonous, to 
say the least — but, oh, the refreshment and joy of 
(paradoxically! walking — alone, with someone — one 
whom you love, a friend! Walking and talking with 
God (the never-failing Friend) is sweet. At the be- 
ginning of the journey. He provides the clothing, the 
robe of His righteousness (Isa. 61:10, Rev. 6:11, Rom. 
3:25,26). Amos asks, "Can two walk together except 
they be agreed?" (Amos 3:3). Obviously, "No" "Enoch 
walked with God" (Gen. 5:24); and God took him 
home! The destination is the eternal home — no F.H.A. 
loan necessary! (John 14:2). 


We read, "Faith is the substance of things hoped 
for" (Heb. 11:1); "hope" is defined as "the object 
desired." After all. it is not the act of faith or hope 
that really obtains; the all-important thing is the 
object of faith or hope. Christ is the Hope of our 
salvation, and thus He becomes the Object of our faith. 
In the manger at Bethlehem, when deity was clothed 
with human flesh, Christ, the God of glory (Col. 1:17), 
took on Himself the "substance of things hoped for." 
All anyone has, is, or expects to be, is in Christ. That 
is hope! 

In conclusion, Jesus said, "I am that Bread of life" 
(John 6:48); "For my flesh is meat indeed, and my 
blood is drink indeed" (John 6:55); "As the living 
Father hath, sent Me, and I live by the Father: so he 
that eateth Me, even he shall live by Me" (John 6:57). 

So, let us "feed" upon Christ, the living Word, and 
upon the Bible, His written Word, anchor our faith 
in Him. and find Him our perfect Shelter (Isa. 32:2). 

Whether on the threshold of active service, on the 
battlefield or the harvest field for Christ, or facing 
the sunset years of life, "the just shall live by faith" 
(Rom. 1:17b), and "Christ is our only hope in spiritual 
growth." To give Him and His Word preeminence, 
Lord, help us! Amen! 

— Geneva G. Kuhn. 



God gives our blessings, 
but we have to take them. 



FEBRUARY 14, 1942 


Praise the Lord for Sisterhood! 
Praise the Lord for more Sisterhoods! 
Praise the Lord for better Sisterhoods! 
Praise ye the Lord! 

More of our societies are reporting, so we again pass 
on to you the greetings from two groups. May their 
ideas and suggestions be of great help to you. 

"Greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus 
Christ from the Junior Sisterhood of Mary and Martha 
of the First Brethren Church, Johnstown, Pa. 

The second meeting which we held was attended 

I by 16 girls in ages from 7-14. At this meeting we 

elected officers of which are the following: pres., 

J Violet Ringler; vice-pres., Genevieve Hawks; sec'y- 

I treas., Audrey Upholtzer. The Senior Sisterhood girls 

elected as our patronness Mrs. James Bifano, and 

our assistant patroness, Miss June Blough. We have 

appointed two committees. Lookout and Social, with 

each girl serving on either committee. 

We have our meeting the second Friday evening 

of each month. Each girl takes her turn in having 

Sisterhood at her home. We have no dues, but take 

an offering at each meeting. This month we are going 

I to send our offering for the bus in Clayhole, Ky. 

In order to keep an interest in our Bible Reading, 
, we have a chart with each girl's name on. A gold 
star is given each girl for each chapter which she 
i reads. 

Our prayer is that we may not only grow in number 
I but that we may grow in the grace and knowledge of 
our Lord Jesus Christ." 

Now a word from Dallas Center, la. — 

"Since you have requested letters from the Junior 
girls, I shall endeavor to tell you a few things of in- 
terest concerning the Dallas Center group of Juniors. 

We organized our society .just ahead of national 
conference and had a delegate at the conference. We 
have our meetings the second Saturday afternoon of 
each month under the supervision of our patroness, 
Mrs. Donald Becker. We are striving to meet our goal, 
not merely for the sake of being a banner society, but 
that we might grow spiritually. We sent a box of 
clothing to a little girl in Kentucky. Mrs. Landrum 
gave us the name of a special little girl and we pre- 
pared the clothing for her. We were happy to do our 
bit toward the bus fund for Kentucky. Our recent 
meeting was the Christmas one. After our lesson, we 
had a grab bag. 

Although our group is small 'in number we are endea- 
voring to meet our Bible reading goal 100%. A few 
of our girls have already completed the required 
Scripture. Our dime calendar is fast filling up; our 
scrap books are beginning to look promising. We re- 
ceive a spiritual blessing at every meeting. Please 
remember us in your prayers that we might remain 
faithful until He comes. Our officers are: pres., Esther 
Jane Randall; sec, Alvena Owens." 

What about your membership projects! And the 

reading of the mission book? Let's finish these up 

real soon. That will leave time for each group to 

plan for some other benevolent work for Easter season. 

In His Name, 

— Aunt Mabel. 

His great faithfulness toward us. During this past 
year I am sure that at sometime or other we have 
all failed Him, and yet through it all He has been 
faithful at every moment to us. Truly we have a 
wonderful Lord and Savior! 

I have been praying for you and thinking about 
your society, and have been wondering how you are 
progressing. Are you going to be an honor society? I 
am sure you want to be, and if you work hard enough 
you will be. Just think how enriched your life will 
be after fulfilling the goals ! You will want to do this 
because you love our Lord Jesus Christ and because 
you wapt to grow in grace and in the knowledge of 
His Word. 

Have you started working on your box for Ken- 
tucky? We want to remember the great need of the 
work there. Anything we can send them will be 
greatly appreciated, and will be used by our mission- 
aries in opening doors for the gospel message. The 
people are always very needy, and of course will be 
even more so in these critical times. Truly, anything 
we give to them — warm clothing, books, shoes, litera- 
ature — is given to Christ. Be sure to do your part! 

I am looking forward to hearing from someone in 
your society telling me of what you are doing in your 
particular Sisterhood. 

I believe if each Sisterhood girl would put this reso- 
lution in practice during 1942, great and marvelous 
things would be accomplished for our Lord: "During 
the coming year I will go nowhere I can't take Jesus 
Christ; I will say nothing which I don't want Him to 
hear; I will do nothing I do not want Him to know 

My prayers throughout this coming year are that 
He will find each one of us more faithful to Him, 
and may He richly and abundantly bless you and keep 
you until He comes. 

Lovingly in His matchless Name, 

— Loraine SIckel, Nat. President. 

My dear Sisterhood girls: 

"... His compassions fail not, they are new every 
morning: great is Thy faithfulness." Truly in these 
days of unrest and turmoil we can praise Him for 


Mayor Stump of Stuttgart, Ark., leads the way to 
prayer. "Do hereby request each and every individual 
regardless of his occupation, to pause for a moment, 
bow his head in prayer and Thanksgiving for the 
fact that he lives in America." The churches both 
white and colored immediately cooperated, and urged 
their congregations to join the movement. Now it 
has spread to the entire countryside. Every morning 
at the stroke of ten, the little town's church bells 
ring. This is the signal for a few moments of prayer, 
and the men and women drop whatever they are 
doing and give thanks together. This example might 
well be followed bv every village, town and city 
throughout the United States. — Meyersdale, Pa., Bul- 
letin. ■' i 



dadijO' MeMcUfe4. puun 



By R. E. GINGRICH, pastor, Ellet, Ohio 

(Concluded from issue of Jan. 24) 

We are, in this study, presenting the third and 
final aspect of the death of Christ, namely: the Re 
suits of the Death of Christ. My friends, let us keep 
clearly in mind the general theme we have been fol- 
lowing in this series of studies: What I Believe, and 
Why. We have been setting forth these vital truths, 
both as a personal testimony concerning our faith, 
and to assist you in persuing your way through the 
sacred Scriptures and in laying a solid foundation for 
your faith. 

During recent broadcasts we have been setting forth 
the teaching of the Word of God concerning the death 
of Christ, under the theme, "What I believe about the 
death of Christ, and why." We have observed the 
basic fact of the necessity for the death of Christ ac- 
cording to the holy Scriptures. We have also given 
careful consideration to the meaning of the death of 
Christ in the light of God's Word. 

It is our desire to share with you in this concluding 
study on the death of Christ what I believe about 
the results of the death of Christ. 

Just what was accomplished by the death of God's 
only begotten Son upon that cruel cross? Only etern- 
ity will reveal the full consequences of that signifi- 
cant transaction enacted upon the place of a skull 
on those bleak Judean hills. Since that event was 
enacted, nothing will ever be the same as it was before. 
There is nothing in heaven, on earth, or under the 
earth, that was not somehow affected by the cross 
of Christ. It is our privilege and purpose, in this 
study, to consider with you, a few of the more out- 
standing results of the death of Christ. 

The results of the death of Christ to the believer; 

The Bible is replete with evidences of this blessed 

The death of Christ redeemed us from the curse 
of the law, as it is written: "Christ hath redeemed us 
from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: 
for it is written. Cursed is every one that hangeth 
on a tree" (Gal. 3:13). Now, the curse of the law is 
death; for "the soul that sinneth, it shall die." Our 
blessed Savior bore that curse in our behalf. 

A mother in Mt. Vernon, N. Y., found it necessary 
to attend to some business in a neighboring town one 
day. Leaving her two children at home during her 
absence, she proceeded to attend to her business, cau- 
tioning them as to their conduct during her absence. 
Hurrying home following her business transaction she 
found her house empty. A frantic search was rewarded 
by her finding her children on the railroad tracks 
some distance off. A train was due! The frantic 
mother rushed to her children, pushing them off the 
track, but the engine caught her and crushed her 
beneath its grinding wheels. That mother died that 
her children might live. Had it not been for her, those 
children would have shared the fate she bore. Would 
they ever forget the sacrifice of their mother? Then 

how can the child of God ever forget that it was 
Christ who stood in the way of descending judgment 
upon guilty sinners, rescuing them from an awful 
fate, and bearing the curse of sin in their stead? 

Well might the sun in darkness hide. 
And shut his glories in; 
When Christ, the mighty Maker, died. 
For man, the creature's sin. 

The death of Christ loosed us from our sins, even 
as it is declared in Rev. 1:5; "Unto Him that loved us, 
and loosed us from our sins in His own blood" (ARV). 
Until Christ appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice 
of Himself, man was held in bondage to sin, except 
as he looked forward by faith to the crogs of Calvary. 
When Christ died upon the cross He provided the 
means for breaking the shackles of sin and setting 
captive humanity free. That means was the precious 
blood of Christ. 

A teacher once asked a small boy if there was any- 
thing that God could not do, to which the little fellow 
replied: "Yes, he cannot see my sins through the 
blood of Jesus Christ." How true his answer was! 

"Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe 
Sin had left a crimson stain, 
He washed it white as snow." 

The death of Christ opened a way for us into the 
presence of God. Searching the Word of God in the 
light of the subject under consideration, we observe 
in Heb. 10:19-20 this precious truth set forth: "Hav- 
ing therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the 
holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, 
which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, 
that is to say, his flesh." Entrance into the presence 
of God is by the way of the cross, for it is true that, 

I must needs go home by the way of the cross, 
There's no other way but this; 
I shall ne'er get sight of the gates of light 
If the way of the cross I miss. 

I must needs go on in the blood-sprinkled way, .i 

The path that the Savior trod, | 

If I ever climb to the heights sublime, * 
Where the soul is at home with God. 

It was the death of Christ upon Calvary that opened 
the wav into the divine presence. There is no other 
way but this. Do not miss it, my unseen friends! 

We wish that it were possible for us to exhaustively 
analyze the results of the death of Christ to the be- 
lievers, but our time is necessarily limited. We thus 
pass to a consideration of the second aspect of the 
results of the death of Christ, namely: 

The results of the death of Christ to the universe. 

Sin is no small thing, though many would have us 
believe so. It has polluted the entire universe. Hea- 
ven was defiled by the nresence of the author of sin. 
that is, Satan. The earth was polluted bv the presence 
and practice of sin-laden humanity. Even the animal 
and inanimate kingdoms have been effected bv the 
realitv of man's sin. "For the creature was made sub- 
ject to vanitv, not willinglv, but by reason of Him Who 
hath subjected the same in hope. Because the crea- 


FEBRUARY 14, 1942 

ture itself also shall be delivered from the bondage 
Df corruption into the glorious liberty of the children 
Df God" (Kom. 8:20-21). A careful analysis of this 
passage will reveal that the whole created world has 
seen effected by the entrance of sin into the universe, 
md has become estranged from Him Who is holy in 
;he absolute sense. How, then, could reconciliation 
Detween God and the creature be effected? Through 
,he precious blood of Christ a holy God and sinful crea- 
;ion were reconciled. Consider with me Col. 1:19-20, 
vhere we read concerning Christ: "For it pleased the 
rather that in Him should all fuhiess dwell; And, hav- 
ng made peace through the blood of His cross, by 
Him to reconcile all things unto Himself; by Him, 
: say, whether they be things in earth, or things in 
leaven." Calvary was necessary, not only for guilty 
;inners, but also to restore an estranged world to its 
Creator. Through the blood of Christ all things are 
•econciled unto God, for God was in Christ, reconcil- 
ng the world unto Himself. He who believes that 
;ruth has peace with God. He who rejects it as fool- 
shness shall die in his sins. 

The results of the death of Christ to sinners. 

The d_eath of Christ has tremendous value to sin- 
lers, for it made salvation and its blessings available 
lO all men. To be sure many spurn its gracious pro- 
dsions, yet they are available. The preaching of the 
TOSS is foolishness to them that perish, but to them 
-hat are saved, it is the power of God (1 Cor. 1:18). 
?hat power exercised itself in many ways, among which 
vas that of drawing men unto the Lord Jesus Christ, 
fesus Himself declared upon one occasion, "And I, if I 
)e lifted up, will draw all men unto me" (John 12:32). 
*Io man can escape that magnetism when once he 
las heard the gospel of God's saving grace, tho he 
nay resist it until it not longer draws. 

"O Love divine, what hast thou done? 
The incarnate God hath died for me! 
The Father's co-eternal Son 
Bore all my sins upon the tree! 
The Son of God for me hath died; 
My Lord, my Love, is crucified. 

"Then let us sit beneath his cross. 
And gladly catch the healing stream; 
All things for Him account but loss. 
And give up all our hearts to Him-; 
Of nothing think or speak beside, 
My Lord, my Love, is crucified." 

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Revival meetings were held in the Leon Brethren Church during 
the Christmas holidays. Rev. Curtis Morrill was the evangelist. 
Gordon Cook, Grace Seminary student, was song leader; and Mrs. 
Garner Hoyt, accompanist. Lowell and Solon Hoyt, from Bryan 
University, rendered vocal and instrumental numbers. With Mrs. 
Morrill and blame and Stevic, this made a party of eight. 

A fine start was made the opening day, when the church audi- 
torium was filled, and a side room was used at both services. 
The evangelistic party was very favorably received. But that night 
it began to rain, and rain brought mud, which was followed by 
snow, below zero temperature, and a blizzard. These conditions 
continued until after the meetings closed. 

In spite of these adverse circumstances, the Lord blessed, send- 
ing unsaved people to almost every service. A total of ten con- 
fessed their faith, nine at the church, and one invalid in the home. 
Three were young married men, two women, and four young ladies. 
Each member of the evangelistic party worked and prayed faith- 
fully, and the people who were able to attend the services were 

A watch night service was held, at which time the Zomzam 
story was told by Brother and Sister Morrill. Then the Hoyt boys 
had charge of a social hour, which was followed by a midnight 
prayer meeting. Gordon Cook preached on the lost afternoon. We 
of the Leon church enjoyed the fellowship and the ministry of 
every member of the party, and we trust that they can return to 
us sometime under more favorable circumstances. 


A Bible reading campaign was started in the Leon church about 
a year ago, which has proved quite successful. 49 people read 
the whole Old Testament, 59 read the New Testament, and 47 
read the whole Bible. Nine people read the Bible through twice 
during the year. A total of 5,179 books of the Bible were read 
by the 110 people *aking part In the campaign. 

In brief, the plan was as follows: on the last Sunday morning 
in 1940 the pastor preached on the value of Bible reading. At 
that time about 100 people promised to try to read the Bible 
through in 1941. The reading was started on New Year's Eve 
when the gospel of Matthew was read at the watch night service, 
28 people each reading a chapter. Following that, whenever any- 
one read a book of the Bible, he wrote his name and the name 
of the book read on a slip of paper and placed It in the offering 
basket at any service. These names were placed on the large 
wall charts in the church, and a stamp bearing the name of the 
book was placed opposite the name. Thus a week-by-week record 
was kept in the church auditorium. When anyone completed 
either Testament, an appropriate certificate was issued. I7hese 
charts, certificates and stamps con be obtained from The Brethren 
Missionary Herald Co..) The plan appealed to all ages, and it 
has resulted in a real change in the spiritual atmosphere of the 
church. In most cases, a Bible reading habit has been estab- 
lished, which is carrying over into this year although we are not 
using the charts again. 

— Miles Taber, Pastor. 


The whittier church has just enjoyed a two weeks' victory revival. 
In spite of the "perilous times,' threatened black-outs, ban on 
tires, etc., the attendance was equal to, if not better than, the 
revival of last March. Harry McCormick Lintz was the Evangelist 
the same as last year. Ralph Colburn of Long Beach was the 
song leader. Evangelist Lintz preached a straight-forward, funda- 
mental, evangelistic message. The church members were strength- 
ened and stimulated in their faith and faithfulness. Much praying 
was done and there was much time devoted to personal evangehsm. 
Children's meetings were held in the afternoons, and young people'^ 
services at 7:00 in the evening preceding the regular revivol services. 



There were 30 public confessions of those not members of the 
church. A large number of members presented themselves for dedi- 
cation and reconsecrotion, of which no numerical record was kept. 
Whittier is a most difficult field for evangelism, being very much 
over-churched. However, during the year of 1941, 78 public con- 
fessions of Christ were made in our services. With close roll revi- 
sion at the annual business meeting, the numerical gain brought 
our membership up to 505. 

The Whittier church is busy beyond the limits of its own local 
field. Evnagelistic groups go monthly to the Union Rescue Mission, 
the Los Angeles Mission, the Jewish Mission, and the San Pedro 
Mission. This evangelism is all under the direction of the church. 
Several hundreds of public confessions of Christ were secured dur- 
ing the year at these mission services. The pastor broadcasts from 
the Union Rescue Mission station every week on Thursday. So the 
testimony of the gospel is sounded out. 

The church allowed the pastor the privilege of answering a few 
of the calls for revivals which have been coming to him from the 
East. So we are on a ten-Sundays leove of absence to hold vic- 
tory revivals at Canton, 0.; Johnstown, Pa. (in the church of which 
we were pastor for 14 years); Peru, Ind.; and Dayton, 0.. Ralph 
Colburn, an ordained minister of The Brethren Church, is our supply 
pastor. He is o young minister soon to become a pastor of a 
Southern California Church. We were fortunate in securing him 
OS resident supply pastor until our return to Whittier. 

The year 1941 recorded the best year financially which the church 
has enjoyed for many years. Over 50% of the money which possed 
through the treasuries went for worthy causes outside the Whittier 
Church The local budget was increased for the year 1942 with 
a substantial increase of the pastor's salary and other increases, 
but we are sure that the mission offerings will also be kept up to 
former levels and we pray increased. 

The large group of separated young people, members of the 
church, continues to grow, church weddings are frequent. Usually 
they are marrying within the church, thus not presenting the problem 
of divided allegience. The Conscientious Objector Camps and 
Non-combatant Service Colls are beginning to make inroads into 
this group. Perhaps we shall suffer more frequent losses along these 
lines soon. But we ore sure our young people will bear their 
testimony wherever they ore. 

— Charles H. Ashman, Pastor-Moderator. 

^ SieUe0ieHi 


Greetings in the precious name of Him Whose we ore. Whom 
we serve, and Whom to know aright is life eternal. A report from 
this place is long overdue. We ore always glad to share in the 
news from other fields and rejoice in victories. We, therefore, 
submit the following news items from this church, hoping there may 
be some who would be interested and will want to share our vic- 
tories and blessings. 

God has been good to us in Allentown. True enough, we have 
had our portion of grief, sorrows, disappointments, etc. We could 
not appreciate that wonderful verse, "Thy rod and Thy staff, they 
comfort me" if we did not know that afflictions, discipline and 
chastisement are definite proof that we are in His family as sons. 
The devil, true enough, has been after us — but that is because 
we were worth getting after. The peculiar experiences of the 
post year hove taught us to resort more frequently to the privilege of 
prayer and to lean more heavily upon God. 

God has been caring for our every need. He has answered prayer 
in a marvelous fashion. Lost summer we conducted one of the 
best D.V.B.S. programs in the history of the church. The Christmas 
pageant, "When the Star Shone," wos so well received that we 
yielded to uroent requests to repeat the Pageant on New Year's 
night. Mrs. Gingrich was the director. The home mission offering 
is the largest for the same purpose in the history of the church- 
so we are told. For all these blessings and victories we are glad 
to give Him the glory. 

For months many of our people were praying definitely for a 
victorious revival for the church and for the salvation of lost souls. 
God undertook and overruled in both phases; and we are happy 

(Continued on Page 16) 

Since war at last has come to our own country, and 
our pastors and churches are already faced with all 
the difficult problems involved in this catastrophe, 
we, as members of the special committee appointed 
by the recent National Fellowship of Brethren 
Churches, feel that some public statement should be 
made tor the guidance of members who are making 
inquiries, and also for the information of the general 
public. Speaking as a committee, we understand that 
we have no authority to bind the consciences of our 
brethren; but we believe the following statement is 
not only in harmony with the Biblical and historical 
position of our church, but will also fairly represent 
the present feeling existing among its leadership as 
we have sensed it in the crisis which is upon us. 

1. The Brethren Church clearly and gladly recog- 
nizes the divinely ordained place of civil government 
in a sinful world; that the government is truly a 
"minister of God" in the temporal realm for the pur- 
pose of protecting human life and "to execute wrath 
upon him that doeth evil." Therefore the nation, in 
exercising this divinely appointed function, is author- 
ized by the Word of God to bear "the sword" against 
evil-doers who may threaten the destruction of human 
life with its precious values of ".justice" and "liberty." 
This divine authority and responsibility of civil govern- 
ment is clearly revealed in Scripture (Rom. 13:1-4), 
and has been recognized in former statements of The 
Brethren Church. (See 1940 Resolutions). 

2. In the present situation, therefore, we should 
be ready to "oe suoject" to our government in every 
nossiDle Christian way as set forth in Scripture (Rom. 
13:b-7; 1 Pet. 2:13-14; lit. 3:1). This, we believe, in- 
cludes the provision of funds for the support and 
defense of the government in its divinely appointed 
work of protecting human life and executing wrath 
upon evil-doers. "For this cause pay ye tribute also; 
for they (government officials) are God's ministers, 
attending continually upon this very thing" (Rom. 
13-6). To assist in the raising of such funds, there-J 
fore, must be regarded as a Christian duty. I 

3. While fully recognizing the duty of the State to 
bear the sword against evil-doers, as sanctioned by 
the Scriptures, we also believe the same Word of God 
teaches tnat our personal ministry as Christian be- 
lievers should be exercised in spiritual matters and in 
the relief of human suffering, rather than in the 
taking of human life. As followers of Christ, citizen.s 
and ambassadors of His heavenly kingdom (Phil. 3:20 
ARV, 2 Cor. 5-20), we are required by His Word to 
walk even as He walked (1 John 2:6, 1 Peter 2:21-23). 
Therefore, we should be ready to serve our country in 
every possible way consistent with this Word, being 
willing, if necessary, to face danger and endure hard- 
ship in the performance of our duty, as long as we are 
not required to bear the sword personally in the tak- 
ing of human life (John 18:36, Rom. 12:17-21, Matt. 

4. The government of the United States has, by law, 
graciously extended to all Christian believers the priv- 
ilege of choosing in what capacity they may serve 
their country in the present crisis; and for this liberty 
we are deeply grateful, knowing that it exists almost 
nowhere else in the world today. Some of our Breth- 
ren young men have already entered combatant mili- 
tary service. While this type of service is not in ac- 
cord with the historic teaching of The Brethren 
Church, its acceptance is not made a test of member- 
ship nor a cause for discipline, because the church 
does not wish to coerce the consciences of men in such 


FEBRUARY 14, 1942 

matters. Others of our young men have sincerely 
chosen non-combatant military service, vi^hich permits 
them to serve in tlie armed forces of the nation with- 
out bearing arms personally. This is entirely consis- 
tent with the historic teachmg of The Brethren 
Church, and offers an opportunity for rendering a 
genuine service to our country. Still others of our 
young men have chosen to enter tlie non-military 
civilian service, engaging in work of national import- 
ance under civilian direction in various camps 
throughout the country, for wliich the young man 
receives no pay from the government and must pro- 
vide for his own living (about $35 per month). This 
type of service is also in harmony witii the teaching 
of the church. 

5. In whatever service they may choose to enter, we 
urge our young men to be faithful first to the Lord 
Jesus Christ their Savior, and then to serve well their 
country whicli has fostered and protected us in our 
liberties as Cliristian believers; not "with eye-service, 
as man-pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing 
God" (Col. 3:22). "Submit yourselves to every ordi- 
nance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to 
the king as supreme; or unto governors, as unto them 
that are sent by Him for the punishment of evil- 
doers, and for the praise of them that do well. For 
so is the will of God — " (1 Pet. 2:13-15). And we urge 
upon our pastors and people the duty of constant pray- 
er for all these young men, that they may be kept in 
the Lord's perfect will, feeding upon His Word, strong 
in His promises, bearing witness to His saving and 
keeping power, walking in His commands, and look- 
ing for His second coming. 

6. In times of war, it should be remembered, the 
deepest of human emotions are stirred, the judgment 
of men loses its normal balance, and even Christians 
sometimes run toward unwise extremes. We would 
caution our members, therefore, to sive no support 
whatever to that unscriptural "pacificism" which 
denies the right of our government to defend itself 
by force of arms or which seeks to obstruct its military 
efforts. On the other hand, we urge the pastors, 
through the teaching of the Word, to guard our people 
from falling into the opposite error of hating those 
who have now become our enemies, and to resist all 
attempts to stir up the deadly flames of race prejudice. 
Let us not forget that God "hath made of one blood 
all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the 
earth" (Acts 17:26), and that "all have sinned and 
come short of the glory of God" (Rom. 3:23). If in 
the present conflict, our own beloved nation is on the 
side of justice (as we believe), this is due only to the 
providential grace of God toward us, and not to any 
inherent goodness that we possess above other less 
favored men. Let us be thoughtful, sober, and careful 
how we speak. 

7. Above all there should be on our part a sense of 
deep humiliation and personal confession of sin, 

because we as a church and individual Christians 
have done so little to carry the gospel of salvation to 
a lost world during the days of national peace and 
security. Only an omniscient God could possibly know 
what might have been accomplished in such countries 
as Japan if the Christian churches of America had 
done their full duty in missionary effort. Now those 
days are irrevocably past and their opportunities gone. 
But the present hour brings new opportunities and 
even greater responsibilities before God. Let us there- 
fore as never before, give ourselves to earnest prayer, 
to the preaching and teaching of the Word of God, 
to the winning of the lost to salvation in Christ, and 
to the sacrificial giving of our lives and substance to 

these ends, knowing that the time is short. In these 
things of the Spirit we may render our greatest con- 
triDuuon to our country and its security. We are 
facing a most solemn hour, and no man should even 
think of claiming or accepting exemption from mili- 
tary service, either as a Christian minister or layman, 
unless he is giving himself without reservation to the 
spiritual work of God. 

8. Finally, let us not forget there is a God in heaven, 

wholly sovereign m His will and ways, who is able to 
set bounds to human iniquity, and without Vifhose 
permission nothing can take place in the world of na- 
tions. "Since His the sway of circumstance," the last 
word in human affairs belongs to Him, not to the 
puny dictators who now strut their little day upon 
earth. "He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh; 
the Lord shall have them in derision" (Ps. 2:4). In 
agreement with many devout students of the Word of 
God, we believe the omnious events of the present 
hour point unmistakably to one grand event — the 
second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will speak 
peace to the nations, and in His days the unrealized 
dreams of humanity will at last come true. For those 
who know this "blessed hope," there can be no fear 
of coming things, no unseemly panic, no dark despair, 
no uncertainty as to the final outcome, but beyond 
the darkness there is a future bright with tlie prom- 
is_es of God Who never fails. 

"Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such 
things, be diligent that ye may be found of Him in 
peace, without spot, and blameless ... To Him be 
glory both now and forever. Amen." (IlPet. 3:14-18). 



Charles A. Beal, saint of God and servant of Jesus, went home to 
be with Christ on the morning of Jan. 1, 1942, at the venerable 
age of 84 years. He departed quite suddenly from the home of his 
daughter, Mrs. Edna Guthrie, of Fredericktown, 0. Many of the 
children and grandchildren were gathered in the home for a New 
Year family dinner at the time. 

Bro. Beai has been known and loved, not only by a host of rela- 
tives and local friends, but also by many Brethren ministers who 
knew him during his long years of membership and service in The 
Brethren Church of Ankenytown, 0. 

He had been a Christian and a member of The Brethren Church 
of Ankenytown for over 51 years, and during the last 30 years 
a deacon. His life was on exemplary one. He possessed those 
blessed virtues: kindness, love, gentleness; yet, he was firm and 
steadfast. Bro. Beal knew how to say, No. He was unhesitatingly 
devoted to whatever he firmly believed to be right. More than 
one young pastor has leaned upon his strong arm and learned from 
his wise counsel in the years that are post. The present pastor of 
the church which owes Bro. Beal so much, in which he was found 
so regularly and faithfully during the past 51 years, counts il more 
than a privilege to have known him during the last two and one 
half of his declining years. 

Brother Beal left behind a saintly wife, now ogej 82, who shared 
with him a happy Christian home for 63 years. There remain to 
remember the sweet influence of his life four children, seven grand- 
children, six great-grandchildren, a sister, and a brother, Dr. J. C. 
Beal, now pastor of the Grace Brethren Church of Waterloo, la. 

Bro. Beal spent all his earthly life in Knox and Richland Coun- 
ties, Ohio, part of the time a school teacher and part a former. 

The funeral was conducted by his pastor, Robert D. Culver, Jan. 
4, 1942. The service was held in the church building before a 
crowd so large that many stood during the service for lack of 
seating space. His earthly tabernacle was laid to rest in the 
Ankenytown cemetery. 

Bro. Beat had repeatedly expressed the hope that he would live 
to see the Lord come. God chose to take him home before that 
time; and we know that when Bro. Beal awoke in His presence, 
he was completely satisfied that his Lord knew best. 

— Robert D. Culver. 




(Continued from Page 14) 

to be able to report that the revival officially closed last Sunday 
night, with the church edified and 1 1 persons baptized and received 
into the church. Two have not yet been baptized and received. 
Many other splendid prospects have been contacted and will, no 
doubt, come later. While we are always glad to welcome children, 
yet seven of the eleven were adults. The spirit in the church at 
present is very harmonious and Christion, again we praise His 
name for His work in our midst. We followed the leading of the 
Spirit in our entire program and He produced results. Our song 
leader was Bob Wetzel, the Allentown radio baritone soloist. Brother 
Bob worked wonders with the music department of our people. The 
evangelist was R. D. Crees of Waynesboro, Pa. We are all sure 
that God sent the right man for this occasion at this time. These 
two consecrated men with the pastor made an evangelistic trio 
that the devil could not defeat. We must say a word of apprecia- 
tion for the church members who sacrificed time, and money to 
make this meeting what it was. The pastor and evangelist were 
royally received and welcomed everywhere we went. These Allen- 
town, women know how to entertoin. Bro. Crees very ably accepted 
the challenge of leading a small group of God's people into an ap- 
preciation of greater things ahead. His messages were all Biblical, 
timely, convicting and edifying. He will be welcome anytime he 
cares to return. 

Brethren, continue to pray for Allentown. This is one of the 
most difficult fields for evangelism in all our experience. It is 
pronounced in Lutheron-Reformed influence. In view of this fact 
we are tremendously encouraged in this signal victory for the 
Lord's work. We are anticipating a greater year for 1942 than 
what characterized the past year. Pray for us as we engage in a 
similar evangelistic service in Waynesboro with the writer as evang- 
elist and Brn. Crees as pastor. He is able if we are willing. 
Yours in the Blessed Hope, 
"' — Joseph L. Gingrich. 


We closed the year with a fellowship pot-luck supper, prayer 
meeting, business meeting, and watch night service, at which time 
Bro. Sheldon answered numerous questions and talked of their 
African work. After this, we hod another prayer service while the 
old year passed into the new; then with happy new year greetings 
we dispersed, wondering what the new year holds in store for us. 
We thank the Lord that we have learned to trust Him Who has 
given us "peace which posseth all understanding." 

All business was transacted pleasantly, and was shorter than usual 
for our yearly election of officers, due to accepting our nominat- 
ing committee's report "that we retain all officers of 1941 and fill 
vacancies only" inasmuch as threatened blackouts were hindering 
night services. We had only one blackout, but expected them for 
over two weeks. Had they continued, our pastor said we would 
prepore for them and hold services in the basement, which could 
be blacked out easier; but we would have no spiritual blackout, and 
would heed Heb. 10:25 and "not neglect the assembling of our- 
selves together" .... as surely we do "see the day approaching." 
We are glad for our blessed hope of His soon return, and can keep 
"looking unto Jesus" (Heb. 12:2). 

One item of business was the appointment of committee to 
change the constitution in regard to inactive members, so as to 
have only an active list and eliminote those who never come or 
those not answering letters. Another item was for installing a 
new lighting system. 

Our financial report was good also, while we had a report of o 
deficit of $43.09, it was quickly cored for. Our home mission offer- 
ing was $1188.72; our foreign mission offering was $1254.36; and 
poid on our church debt of $2,300 was $1,800 and the balance 
mostly pledged. 

Our good spiritual food our loved poster has given us both by 
word and action has brought us into a greater love and union, and 
we soy, "Praise the Lord for sending us Bro. Carter and his helpful 
companion." Besides his regular work of the ministry here, they 
hove a children's Bible Class on Thursdays, at which there are 35 
or more in attendance, some of whom he brings in from a distance 
of four or five miles. 

Our membership hasn't grown much — some hove gone through 
death's door, some into other churches or congregations of our 
own, and lost, some by revision of church rolls of those whom 
Satan hos led in o spirituol blackout. Three were baptized lately, 
but very few unsaved come in to hear the Word. We have so much 
for which to praise the Lord, an added blessing lately being Brother 
and Sister Sheldon with us. We also enjoyed our seminary quar- 
tette lately, and also hod Catherine Lynch, one of our members 
who is doing a faithful work in Kentucky 16 miles from our Clay- 
hole work. 

Bro. Carter still continues his Bible class at North Hollywood each 
Tuesday night, where he has been going for five months. It is a 
long 45-mile trip as most of it is through thick city traffic. 

—Mrs. Lydia H. Frantz. 



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By R. PAUL MILLER, Editor 


The writer has been feeUng very comfortable over 
the home missions grovi'th of our Fellovi'ship of Breth- 
ren Churches during the past few years. It is true 
that new fields have come to us as never before. God 
has blessed our new works in a most unusual way. 
Our new churches have been growing splendidly— 
as we felt. They have shown a fine spirit of sacrifice 
and service. They have manifested a generous devo- 
tion to home missions, foreign missions, the seminary, 
and evangelism — as we felt. A few days ago there 
came to our desk a home missions news bulletin gotten 
out by another denomination. It represented the 
activities of the Northern Indiana District alone- 
just a small section of their national group. I began 
to lightly peruse that little paper of 12 pages twice 
the size of The Brethren Missionary Herald. In about 
two minutes I was sitting taut with interest. I was 
astounded at the things I read. That they were bona 
fide was unquestioned. Could such thmgs be? 


In the Northern Indiana District alone were 8,100 
members at the beginning of the year. At the close 
of the year they had increased just 1500 in their mem- 
bership. And the thing they were rejoicing over was 
that only 80 of these came from other denominations, 
which showed that they were truly evangelistic and 
seeking hitherto unreached people with the gospel. 
That was almost a 20% mcrease. Because of their 
continuous evangelistic campaigns in every section of 
their district, 513 were brought to Christ in new sec- 
tions, and new churches were started. During the 
last 12 months 14 new churches were organized and 
they are already providing their own places of wor- 
ship at present writing. At the time of their annual 
district meeting nine of these 14 churches were sup- 
porting their own pastors unaided by the district. 
Three more were to be independent by Oct. 1. 90 
preachers were in the district, including those who 
promoted the new churches and are now pastoring 
them. The 8,100 members of this little district gave 
$336,276 for the work of the gospel. 


There was a fine paragraph of appreciation of their 
four general superintendents for the aid they gave 
them during the year. Such sincere and hearty words 
of praise as were expressed of these men, who led 
them through the year, were enough to put heart in 
those men to rise to greater heights as never before. 
The warmth of the spirit of love for each other and 
confidence in each other was most attractive— not a 
slightest hesitation to give honor and praise where 
it was due. Not a note of jealousy, self-seeking, cri- 
ticism, or self-exaltation could be found. One thing 
alone stood out above all: one common passion pos- 
sessed every one from highest to humblest, and that 
was to go everywhere and evangelize unreached peo- 
ple with the faith they themselves believe and love, 
the spirit in that little paper was contagious. You could 
feel it. It made the blood tingle in your veins to get 
up and do thijigs for Christ. 


There was a fine paragraph on the part the layman 
played in last year's work. Here is a sample: 

"Many of them toiled early and late in factories, stores, on 
farms, and at other occupations. . . . Then, AFTER WORK 
HOURS, they went to nearby towns to pitch tents, clean out 
halls, or prepare vacant churches for use so that Sunday Schools 
and churches might be organized. Any number of personal 
workers spent hours canvassing communities just before or dur- 
ing home mission compoigns. Scores of carpenters put in full 
holidays, working at their some old trade, in order to help some 
struggling church provide a place of worship. 

The godly laymen of this district never forced their pastors 
to beg for money with which to work outlined plans. They 
gave generously and liberally and expressed genuine joy over 
investments mode in the souls of others. Sunday School teachers 
went for and near to teach classes in the afternoons where 
new Sunday Schools were being started. Several church boards 
voted to take Sunday night services to tent meetings when they 
knew these organizations would take good members from their 
own number. Many churches willingly sacrificed the services 
of their pastor for two or three weeks at a time in order to 
reach the unchurched multitudes of Northern Indiana." 

What a testimony to the passion of the laymen of 
that denomination! But what a tribute that is to the 
success of the preachers they have, to stir their peo- 
ple to such devotion for the gospel! 


There is no weight in saying that they teach some 
theology that we do not accept. That is granted. 
There is no weight in saying that their conversions 
are not genuine. There are too many of that kind 
of conversions in the Brethren Churches! We happen 
to know that some of the finest saints alive, showing 
the deep, rich fruit of the Spirit, are in this denomi- 
nation. True separation from the world and clean 
personal living and habits are insisted on by them. 
No amount of objection will excuse us as Brethren 


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[nc, 1300 West 9th St.. Cleveland. Ohio, by the Brethren 
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Subscription Price: In the United States and possessions. 
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FEBRUARY 21, 1942 

for laxness in evangelism, and a low state of concern 
: for lost men. If we have a better gospel, if we have 
' more truth, if we have a greater commission, we should 
be producing more souls for Christ and building more 
churches than any other! Instead of adding one or 
two churches, we should be adding 14 new churches 
per year. One thing is sure the Brethren Churches 
: are woefully lacking in a passion for saving the lost 
right here in America. Home missions has to fight 
for its life to get attention. It is looked upon as a 
sort of necessary duty that must be endured, but to be 
gotten rid of with as little cost as possible; when home 
missions should be a passion of living fire in the hearts 
of us all to make it the first interest of every day. 
This must go before every other interest. We must 
reach souls for Christ in America! Too many Breth- 
■ren feel that they are hiring the foreign missionaries 
to do their soul-winning for them. This other group 
of people are sending out 14 new missionaries to for- 
jeign fields this year! That is the direct result of their 
fiery passion to win souls and spread the gospel here 
at home. Instead of feeling that we have 30 mission- 
aries, every member of The Brethren Church should 
consider himself a missionary. Some of us go to for- 
eign lands; that is all the difference. Our foreign mis- 
sionaries would be numbered in the hundreds today 
if we had been on fire for Christ at home as we should 
have been through these years. 


Before we can realize the greater winning of souls 
for Christ, there must be new birth of fire in the 
Brethren pulpits. There must be a new realization that 
you can't make firebrands for Christ out of the lay- 
men when the pastor is half-hearted himself. People 
are not going to go out after souls if the preacher 
won't set the example of ringing door bells. The 
preacher that does all his shooting from the pulpit 
will find that he will be facing mostly a woodpile on 
Sunday morning, and will have an unconcerned con- 
gregation. We need some real revivals for preachers 
only! — revivals that will make every preacher a liv- 
ing torch for Christ; revivals that will make our 
preachers not only preach sermons to their people 
on prayer, but that will give the preached a consum- 
ing ministry of prayer for lost men that will make his 
eyes run down with tears like Jeremiah; revivals that 
will make our men to so preach the Word of God that 
it will make the whole congregation burn in their 
hearts, till they will rise up and say, "We must do 
something about this." What difference does it make 
how much education a preacher has, if in the pulpit 
he is just so much cold turkey to which no one pays 
any attention? Billy Bray used to preach everywhere, 
on street corners, in fields, in barns. But he stirred 
England for God. He was heckled a lot about his poor 
speech. His only answer was, "I haven't been to col- 
lege, but I have been to Calvary." God give our Breth- 
ren Churches another trip to Calvary that we might 
win lost men to Christ as never before! 


Brigadier General Frederick F. Russell, Chief of the 
U. S. Army Corps, in his report to the Association of 
Military Surgeons a few days ago, declared that the 
present wave of Hitlerian social fanaticism will have 
to be faced and fought for the next~50 years bv the 
oncoming generations. He said that regardless of the 
fall of Hitler personally, such forces and passions have 
been aroused that will keep the struggle going on and 
on. The ideology of German superiority over all other 
humanity has been too deeply imbedded in the Ger- 
man heart to disappear with the deposing of Hitler 


MARCH 1st 

On Mar. 1 the comparative report of the 
Thanksgiving offering is closed and made up 
for publication in the Missionary Herald. AH 
church offerings must be in the office of the 
Council by that date or it will be impossible to 
include them in the offering report.. Therefore, 
church treasurers should have all home mission 
funds in the mail by Feb. 25 at the very latest. 
It will save a lot of explaining to those who will 
not understand if their gift does not appear when 
the offering is published. 

and his leaders. There is no use thinking of Just an 
emergency that will be over in a few months or a cou- 
ple of years, for it will be 50 3'ears of struggle ahead. 
We believe that the general is right so far as the 
outlook for this present world is concerned. He is 
led by his observations of world trends and conditions, 
without doubt. But the Word of God has long told us 
that end of this age will grow darker and darker. 
"Evil men and seducers shall grow worse and worse" 
,2 Tim. 3:13). "Unto the end (of the age) wars and 
desolations are determined" (Dan. 9:26). Dark, O, so 
very dark, is the way ahead for the world and the 
worldling who trusts in man and has no Christ. But 
bright, O, so very bright, is the way ahead for the 
sinner who has turned his back on this hopeless, hell- 
bound world, and has committed the keeping of his 
soul to the Son of God Who made the worlds and has 
promised that those "who keep the word of His pa- 
tience" will be delivered from the final tragedies that 
wind up this age (Rev. 3:10). Brother, point your 
friends to "the Lamb of God." Don't let them perish 
with the world. 


When Israel was going forward and conquering the 
land, they found giants in their way opposing them. 
It was when they were carrying out the will of God 
for them that they had to fight. But for all those 
40 years in the wilderness they saw no giants, they 
met no warfare — all they did was die ! There are many 
Christian men and women who are dismayed at the 
increasing difficulty they are having in their efforts 
to live a true Christian life today. It seems that in 
1000 ways everything is opposed to them to make it 
hard to live for Christ. The home, the business, the 
social life, just seem like wild horses that cannot be 
controlled and brought under the sway of the Spirit 
of God. The easiest thing to do is to just give up the 
struggle and drift along the way of least resistance 
and have a certain kind of peace. That would be 
a spiritual wilderness full of spiritual dying. Chris- 
tian, if you are not facing giants, it is a sign that you 
have given up and started to drift. Face the giants, 
live for Christ, put up a fight for your faith and your 
home and your children, and God will be with you — 
but you've got to fight for it. Let go and drift and 
you will love your fellowship with God, your power 
and blessing in prayer, peace in your heart, and any 
testimony for Christ to the lost world about you. Jesus 
said, "Be thou faithful unto death and I will give 
thee the crown of life." God pity the drifter when 
the Lord returns. Roll up your sleeves and put, up a 
fight brother! With God, you can lick the giants. 


"^Ue AdiMiHce o-y Gli^6.t and AnUcUn^t in. 19^1 

ROBERT E. MILLER, pastor, First Brethren Church, Martinsburg, Pa. 

"We are living, we are dwelling, 
In a grand and awful time; 
In an age on ages telling, 
To be living is sublime! 

Hark! the waking up of nations, 
Gog and Magog to the fray; 
Hark! What soundeth 
'Tis creation groaning for its latter day." 

We live in a day of expectancy when men wonder 
what is going to happen next; but few, if any, really 
know what to expect. All agree that something almost 
catastrophic is in the offing. The year now drawing 
to a close bids fair to be a "fateful year." To millions 
of starving souls it will always be. To the Christian 
anxious to know the meaning of this year in the light 
of the Scriptures, we declare that noteworthy ad- 
vances have been made by Christ as well as the 
Antichrist. Our Lord tells us to expect a mixture of 
wheat and tares within the world-wide fold called 
Christendom today (See Matt. 13:36-40). This mys- 
tery of the kingdom of heaven (the kingdom which 
Christ shall establish on the earth) is revealed by our 
Lord very carefully, to show us that we may look for 
the constant growth of wheat and the tares together 
until the consummation of the age in which we now 
are living. This means we should expect the advance 
of Christ's work along with the advance of the work 
of the accuser, Satan. 

The Advance of Christ 

The growth of the Lord's work may be noted with 
rejoicing in our own denomination, which, though 
small in numbers, is boldly carrying out an effective 
"advance guard" command of the Lord Jesus to "go 
and tell." According to the reports of this past year 
from all our vital units of the "advance guard," such 
as the Foreign Missionary Society, the Home Missions 
Council, Grace Theological Seminary, The Brethren 
Missionary Herald, the Women's Missionary Council, 
and the Sisterhood of Mary and Martha, the current 
year has been one of victorious advances for the Lord 
Jesus Christ. And this not only here in America, but 
in the uttermost part of the earth — in Africa and in 
South America. 

Never before have we read of such indigenous growth 
and spiritual activity on the part of our native Chris- 
tian church in Oubangui-Chari, our African mission 
field. Reports of the reaching out into untouched 
regions in our Argentine mission field have never 
been so numerous as this year just passing. It is 
self-evident that the Lord is blessing the home mis- 
sion program of the church under the leadership of 
the Home Missions Council, born in prayer and com- 
mitted to the task of making Christ known to the 
millions in America without Christ and without hope. 
We thank God for the vision and vigor of this unit 
of the "Christian Advance Guard." It is from this 
never-tiring agency of our church that continually 
comes the words of William Carey: "Expect great 
things from God; attempt great things for God." Every 
year greater things are expected and attempted for 
the glory of the Lord and the salvation of precious 

souls. All this we say is in obedience to the Lord's 
command to "go into all the world and preach the 
gospel." This is the advance of Christ in 1941. Praise 
the Lord for every advance! 

The Advance of Antichrist 

Yes, the forces of evil headed by the wicked one, 
which shall be revealed as this age is consummated, 
are steadily and swiftly advancing throughout the 
entire world, America included. It is this very fact 
which constitutes the unparalleled challenge to every 
Christian in 1942 if the Lord tarries another year. 

Internationally, it is without argument that "nation 
has risen against nation, and kingdom against king- 
dom." Governments have been betrayed from within 
and sold out to the ranks of the Antichrist. Our 
President has seen fit to warn the nation of the in- 
tentions of one man who now epitomizes the world's 
hatred for Christ, righteousness, truth, and honor. We 
are warned that this human monstrosity, if allowed to 
gain foot-hold in this country, would put an end to 
all preaching of the Bible, all religious services; and 
that only certain designated "orators" would be al- 
lowed to tour the country. What an advance for the 
cause of Antichrist this would be! International ex- 
perts tell us that Europe will never be restored to 
pre-war conditions. All is in the state of flux. Amer- 
ica, too, is changing so rapidly and shaking hands 
so vigorously with God-hating nations, that we won- 
der if our country will ever be the strong-hold of 
Christian principles it once has been. 

This recent report from the Federal Bureau of In- 
vestigation reveals startling advances by the forces 
of the Antichrist: "Murders increased 15.4% during 
the first three months of last year over the first quar- 
ter of 1940. Rape increased 5:8% and other felonious 
assaults increased 2.2%." From the report we are 
compelled to admit that 3927 crimes are committed 
each day, a major crime committed every 21 seconds. 
50% of all the criminals (and there are 5,000,000 in 
these United States) are under 25 years of age. Who 
is enlisting the American youth? Antichrist! One 
report tells us that 35,000,000 children and adolescents 
in America never cross the threshold of a Sunday 
School. To top it off, 40% of all the crimes are traced 
to alsohol, which is now dispensed to the citizens of 
the United States in liquor establishments v/hich total 
150% more than exer existed at any time in American 
history. This is the advance of the Antichrist m 
America ! 

All that seems to be appropriate at this point are 
the words from Isaiah: "Ah sinful nation, a people 
laden with iniquity, a seed of evil-doers, children that 
are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord ..." 
(1:40). Space forbids but a hasty mention of the 
lines of advance of the Antichrist. We see this ad- 
vance in the present wave of labor anarchy. We 

FEBRUARY 21, 1942 

see it in the wave of friendship with Russia and a 
compromise with Christian principles. We see it in 
vastly increased consumption of the most salacious 
literature of all time, which literally overflows our ^ 
country with wicked thoughts and imaginations which 
are continually evil. We see it perhaps most tragically 
in the professing church, "having a form of godliness 
but denying the power thereof." In many pulpits of 
socalled Christian America, Satan stands as "an angel 
of light." God pity the men who are living lies, min- 
isters of death, feeding the people stones instead of 
bread! But all this is the advance of the Antichrist 
who some day shall "exalt himself above all that is 
called God, or that is worshipped ... "(2 Thess. 2:3>. 

"But we are bound to give thanks always to God 
for you, brethren, beloved of the Lord, because God 
hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation 
through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the 
truth: . . . Now our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and 
God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and liath 
given us everlasting consolation and good liope 
through grace, comfort your hearts, and stablish you 
in every good word and work" (2 Thess. 2:13,16,17). 


January 30, 1942. 

President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 
Washington, D. C, 
My Dear Mr. President: 

The following are the resolutions as adopted by the 
Ministerial Fellowship of the above conference in their 
January meeting at Winona Lake, Ind. 
To the President of the United State of America: 

We the members of the Central District Fellowship 
of Brethren Ministers, wish to express our gratitude 
and appreciation for the following: 

FIRSTfor the acknowledgment of the Bible as vitally 
important to national defense, as expressed by our 
President in his letter of introduction printed in the 
New Testaments given to our boys in service, 

SECOND — for the day of prayer as observed on Jan- 
uary 1, 1942, 

THIRD — for deferment as provided in the Selective 
Service Act, for ministers of the gospel, for theological 
students in seminaries^ schools^ and colleges in prepar- 
ation for such ministry, 

FOURTH — for priority privilege granted to minis- 
ters of the gospel in the purchase of automobile tires 
and of other necessities for expediting the work of 
the gospel minister, 

FIFTH — for the privileges granted, the granting of 
which would indicate that our government believes 
that the work of the gospel minister is of great im- 
portance and necessity in this time of national de- 

SIXTH — we take this occasion of assuring you of our 
continued supplication before the throne of grace for 
divine guidance upon our President and his adminis- 
tration in these days of unprecedented emergency. 

Very sincerely yours, 

Rev. Robert A. Ashman, Mod. 
Robert W. Hill, Sec. 

By MARION LANDRUM, Layman, Clayhole, Ky. 

I will gladly give my testimony for Christ. It means 
a lot to me. I am so thankful that I can say I have 
accepted Jesus as my Savior. I know that without 

Him we can not be 
saved. I am 27 
years old and I 
have to say I spent 
26 for Satan. Now 
I can see where I 
made my mistake. 
Now I know the 
.sweetest life any- 
one can live is to 
live for Jesus. Life 
is miserable with- 
out Him. 

Before I became 
a Christian I could 
not see why I 
needed Jesus. I 
was not interested 
in going to church 
or Sunday School. 
Instead of going to 
church I would go 
with crowds serving 
Satan drinking and 
lots of other idle 
things. I am thank- 
ful I had some dear 
friends who were 
faithful and en- 
couraged me to go 
to church and to accept Christ as my Savior. I started 
attending the Clayhole Brethren Sunday School and 
church. I am glad to say it was here I was shown 
where my soul was in danger. June 1 1941, I gave my 
heart to Christ. 

After I became a Christian, my mother, whom I 
have always loved, said to me, "You have caused my 
hair to become gray, but if your soul can be saved I 
don't mind the gray hair. My prayers have been 
heard. I have spent many hours in prayer for you." 
As I look forward to this old world I know Jesus 
never fails, and wherever I go I know I am never alone. 


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We have just returned from a real opportunity to 
preach the gospel. The superintendent opened up 
an opportunity to speak to his men for 15 minutes just 
before they went to work. The time is usually taken 
up with talks on 'safety first' to impress the men for 
the day's work. When he offered us the chance to 
use that time for the preaching of the gospel we took 
it i-eadily. It meant that we had to get out at five in 
the morning and walk several miles through a biting 
wind at about 25 above zero and then to climb the 
tipple where the coal is loaded into the freight cars, 
A coal tipple is not an ordinary place for a pulpit, but 
we used it this time the best we could. Cold as it was, 
those men stood around little bonfires trying to warm 
up a little, and listened to the gospel. They never know 
when they go down into the mine laughing and joking 
to their day's work whether they will come out alive. 
Every few days the roof of a mine room will fall in and 
crush some poor chap under tons of rock. These men 
work in the presence of death each day. Without 
Christ these hazards make men reckless; and they 
turn to drink as a sort of escape from the daily round 
of working down in that long black hole on their knees, 
with death lurking around them all the time, and com- 
ing out covered with the black of coal dust. But 
when some of these men hear of Christ and the hope 
of Calvary, it appeals to them as being better than 
the ways of sin, and they come to Him with all their 
hearts. We have had wonderful joy in bringing many 
of these hardened men, steeped in drink, gambling, 
wife beating, immorality and general hopelessness, 
to Christ. It has thrilled our hearts to see that the 
gospel is still able to transform the man that will 
trust Christ. So as we broadcast to these men this 
morning, they listened attentively, and some promised 
to come to the meetings. There is no joy in all the 
world like that of bringing a sinner to the Lord and 
see him transformed into a saint for God. 

"He that goeth forth weeping, bearing precious 
seed, shall doubtless cojne again, rejoicing, bring- 
ing his sleeves with him" (Psalm 126:6). 
The great harvest is still going on, brother; are you 
having any part in it? 

With a few days free at Christmas time we had 
chance to visit our northern Ohio mission points. 


This work is still just a Bible Class and Sunday 
School. They meet in the assembly hall of the local 
city park. Bro. Ai'thur Cashman has been caring for 
this group during the past year. Little progress was 
made for many months. A tent meeting was held last 
August with Bro. Chas. Mayes preaching and Bro. 
Cashman leading the singing and generally caring 
for things. It seemed that just everything went wrong 
with that meeting. Attendance was hard to get. At 
no time was the tent full. A storm blew it down during 
the second week. Things looked blue for a new work 
in South Mansfield. At conference at Winona Lake, 
Bro. Cashman made a resolution to go back and re- 
double his efforts. There is a wonderful field there' 
and it seemed too bad to give up. 

This time God rewarded his efforts in a fine way. 
Attendance began to rise. The Bible School got large 
enough to organize. Preaching services grew in at- 
tendance. Homes were thrown open for Bible classes 
and prayer meetings. A fine class of people began to 
gf>t interested in the new work. Today there are about 
50 who attend Bible School and church. 

The Sunday morning we arrived they were aiming 
for 50 in the Bible School. Being a holiday season, 
two families were away and they missed the goal. But 
we found a most promising and interested group of 

ABOVE — Part of the Mansfield group, photographed on o cold, wintery 
day. RIGHT — The Cashman family. 

FEBRUARY 21, 1942 

people. They have already sent in their Thanksgiving 
offering of $152. 

Bro. Cashman hopes that by Eeaster this group will 
be ready for organization into a church. He is doing 
a splendid and unselfish work in South Mansfield. 
It now appears that a new Brethren church will be 
organized in South Mansfield in 1942. 


After the Sunday morning meeting at South Mans- 
field we drove to Wposter for the evening service. The 
crowd filled almost every available seat. There was 
a fine spirit present and it was evident that the fu- 
ture was most optimistic. 

They have their heating plant about completed and 
the building was comfortable as could be. 

This pastor and people have been contacting five 
new families every week since September and it has 
already shown in the growth of the work. Bro. John 
Squires seems to have had a great increase in his 
ability since the twins made their appearance! 


We arrived in this city on Saturday night, Dec. 27. 
A fine crowd of members were present for the ser- 

This people are still meeting in the mission building 
they rent from the Presbyterian Church. They have 
chosen their lots and they are paid for in a fine sec- 
tion of the city, and they have building plans ready 
for erection of the new structure, but as vet they have 

been unable to obtain sufficient funds to build with. 
Bro. Jack Simmons, the pastor, is now working on 
this angle and we hope to hear of success very soon. 
This work cannot grow any more till larger quarters 
are provided. 


This was our first trip to Cleveland since Bro. Walter 
Lepp had become pastor. We arrived at noon and 
learned that he and Bro. Foye Miller were down town 
at the luncheon of the Christian Business Men's Asso- 
ciation. Down we went too. Bro. Lepp was speaking. 
We heard most of his message. It was good. After 
the message we heard several of the business men 
remark that Bro. Lepp was just the man that Cleve- 
land needed. He has already made an excellent im- 
pression on the city. 

We found the attendance at both church and Sun- 
day School was on the increase this fall. Finances 
are good with a balance running in the current treas- 
ury. Eight were recently taken into membership and 
many new people are attending the services. 

If the Lord tarries there will be a real harvest of 
souls in Cleveland during the next few years. 

Brother and Sister Lepp are satisfied that the Lord 
has led them to Cleveland. They are very happy in 
their new field and enjoy the love and confidence oi 
the membership. 

The pavilllon In Prospect Pork, Mansfield, Ohio, where the Mansfield Brethren hold their services. 
It is located at Gilbert and Marquis Sts. 



^<4e Q^ieat Meed a^ the <Jt(MA 

"Men ought always to pray." Luke 18:1. 

By HENRY REMPEL, Pastor, Flora, Indiana 

Twice in tlie Gospel of Luke do we find Clirist em- 
phasizing the great importance of earnest, persistent 
prayer. The first one of these passages is found in 
Luke 11, where the disciples asTced the Lord to teach 
them to pray. In Lk. 18:1-8 the Lord again taught 
the importance of prayer by parable, telling his aud- 
ience that "men ought always to pray and not to 
faint." Our Lord placed a tremendous value upon 
prayer, so much so that He said, "Men out always to 

Prayer had a very definite place in the earthly life 
of our blessed Savior. He Who said, "All power is 
given unto me in heaven and in earth," went apart 
for the entire night to pray that He might have power 
with God. He Who healed the sick and raised again 
the dead spent hours in intimate fellowship with His 
heavenly Father that he might carry on His earthly 
ministry. His admonition was, "Ask and ye shall re- 
ceive!" and throughout His earthly ministry he dem- 
onstrated the truth of this statement. 

However, Christ was not the only One Who lived 
and served by this principle, for we find the disciples 
in the early church prayed much; and as a result God 
wrought great miracles, and accomplished mighty 
works through their prayers. Pentecost came after a 
season of earnest praying and definite heart-search- 
ing on the part of those early believers. Those early 
Christians tarried in the upper room awaiting the 
fulfilment of their Lord's promise, and in due time it 
came. Immediately Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, 
rose to his feet, preached the crucified and risen 
Savior, and a large multitude believed. Of these Luke 
says in Acts 2 that "they continued steadfastly ... in 
prayer." The fact that the church so continued is 
verified by the incident of Peter's arrest and imprison- 
ment (see Acts 12). "But prayer was made without 
ceasing of the church unto God for him." We know 
what happened. The miraculous deliverance of Peter 
came as a direct result of the 'unceasing prayers' 
made by the church. 

Time would fail us on this occasion, to trace fully 
the rapid growth and widespread influence of the 
early church, because its members prayed 'without 
ceasing.' Throughout the entire history of the church, 
we find that she grew when she prayed, and she 
fainted when she did not pray. 

It is small wonder that Christ instilled within the 
hearts of His first followers the need of persistent 
prayer by telling them that "men ought always to 
Dray." But where lies the trouble today? Has prayer 
lost its efficacy? Is God's ear heavy and His hand 
shortened that He cannot help any more? Why is 
the work of the church waning? Why is it that hun- 
dreds of churches are closing their doors every year? 
Why is it that the church apparently has no power? 
Is it because of a lack of machinery? Haven't we 
thousands of beautiful edifices in the world today 
with good Sunday schools, young people's organiza- 
tions, women's missionary societies, men's brother- 
hoods. Haven't we robed choirs, paid quartets, pipe 
organs, string orchestras, brass bands, stained glass 
windows, carpeted floors, upholstered seats, gymnasi- 

ums, and well equipped kitchens? Yes we have all 
these, and other things more; but without the power 
of prayer, no church can go forward. 

Why is it that in many churches today we hear 
nothing of revivals any more? Why is it that so many 
church members live defeated lives? Why are there 
so few soul-winners going out to reach the lost for 
Christ? There can be only one answer, the church of 
today is not a praying church. Why have so many 
ministers nothing to preach about? Why do so many 
church members run to places of worldly amusements 
instead of going to church? We could multiply such 
and similar questions many times over and all these 
could be answered in several words, namely, we have 
too little prayer. Is it true then that church people 
are not praying any more? Not altogether, for the 
machinery is still there. Churches still observe 'days 
of prayer' and annual 'weeks of prayer,' speakers talk 
about prayer, and on these occasions people mutter 
words, and repeat prayers; but the real art of praying 
is practically lost, and that not only among the laity, 
but also among the clergy. "Having the form of 
godliness, but denying the power thereof" (II Tim. 
3:5). By all observations this matter is directly pro- 
portional. Much prayer — much power; little prayer — 
little power; no prayer — no power. In many churches 
the prayer-meeting, which should be the powerhouse 
of the church, has been relegated to the scrap heap. 
In the average church today there is a great deal of 
feasting, but no fasting; much time is spent in playing 
and so little in praying. 

In view of all this, what then is the great need of 
the present hour? The need of the hour is "back to 
prayer!" Men and women, boys and girls, clergy and 
laity, all alike need to go back on their knees in earnest 
fervent prayer; and God will hear and things will 
happen. Let us offer three reasons why men ought 
always to pray and not to faint, 

1. Men ought always to "ray because of the great 
need throughout the church. The church is in greater 
need today for prayer than ever before. We have, at 
least in part, portrayed the present condition of the 
church. It is apparent that the church has lost her 
power and her influence in the world. It is no wonder 
the church is failing in her mission in saving the lost 
at home and abroad. When Christians cease to pray, 
they immediately lose their vision for soul-winning. 
As soon as soul-winning ceases the purpose of the 
church is defeated. Perhaps the fault lies in the home, 
for if there be no prayer in the Christian home, there 
will be no prayer in the church. The need for prayer 
in the home is great in this day. Why are there so 



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many broken homes? Why is there so Uttle real in- 
terest in the average home for the things of God and 
of the church? The reason for this is simple, there 
is too little prayer in the home. In many of our 
Christian homes today we find the familiar motto, 
"Prayer Changes Things;" but how many people act- 
ually believe that? In many instances we might well 
reverse the order of those words and say, "Things 
Change Prayer," and it would be appropriate for that 
home. How great the need is for fathers and mothers 
and boys and girls to go back to prayer in the home. 

Paul tells the church to pray for those in 'authority.' 
Men ought always pray for those who guide their ship 
of state, for great and peplexing are the problems they 
have to face. Here in America we still enjoy freedom 
of speech and freedom of worship. Let Christians 
pray everywhere that God might preserve this heritage 
unto us. Only prayer can avail. 

Not only ought men to pray always because of the 
great need of the present hour, but because we have 
a God Who hears and answers prayer. Is it God's fault 
that so many churches fare so meagerly? Is it His 
fault that they have no revivals? Is it God's fault 
that Christians everywhere manifest to little spirit- 
uality? No, a thousand times no. The fault lies in 
the prayerlessness of the individual. When the son of 
a millionaire trots about in the country as a tramp, 
and begs for his daily existence, is it the fault of his 
millionaire father? Neither is it God's fault when 
the churches of today are so impoverished, and seek to 
live on husks instead of being rich toward God by 
feasting at His table of plenty. Why was it that men 
of old, and even men of more recent years, accom- 
plished so much for God? It was because those mejj 
prayed to a living God, Who hears and gladly gives 
unto those who ask of Him. James said, "Ye have 
not because ye ask not" (James 4:2). There lies the 
secret of the whole matter. God is able; He is willing; 
He has promised that He will; but men today will not 
meet the condition. God's ear is not heavy, nor is 
His arm shortened that He cannot help. The fault 
lies in the shortness of the prayer-arm. God told the 
prophet of old, "Call unto me and I will answer thee, 
and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou 
knowest not" (Jer. 33:3). This promise holds true 
today, if men would only meet the requirement. 

Men ought always to pray because of what prayer 
accomplishes. How true the words of James are when 
he says by the Holy Spirit, "The effectual fervent 
prayer of the righteous man availeth much" (James 
5:16). Again we see that there is a condition. The 
praying man must be righteous, that is, one who has 
been made righteous through faith in Christ's fin- 
ished work of redemption. The prayer must be ef- 
fectual and fervent, then it will avail much. Time and 
again the prayer of Moses availed much, when he led 
out the children of Israel. Joshua was a great man 
of prayer and his prayers availed. Daniel's prayers 
were effective because he met the proper conditions. 
Yes, the prayers of J. Hudson Taylor, and of George 
Muller were effective and were honored by God. Re- 
gardless of the time, when men prayed according to 
God's formula, much was accomplished for God and 
men. Whenever the church prayed she went forward, 
but when she ceased to pray she fainted. Oh, that God 
might visit His own once more, shake them out of 
their lethargy and out of ther prayerlessness, and give 
them a new vision of the effectiveness of prayer; then 
souls would be saved, missions would flourish, churches 
would be on fire, and the blessed hope of His immi- 
nent return would soon be realized. May we pray with 
the disciples of old, 'Lord_. teach us to pray,' and grant 
that men everywhere would pray and faint not. 


With this issue we begin a series of object lessons designed for 
use in special home mission exercises at the close of the Sunday 
School periods. One will oppear every 90 days in the Home Mission 
Number of The Brethren Missionary Herald. 

These are being prepared by Mrs. Myro Koontz, who has 
written so many wonderful programs for us during the last few 
years. She is ably assisted by Mrs. Dewey Murray, home mission- 
ary secretary of the Roanoke Church. She is an experienced chil- 
dren's teacher. Mrs. Koontz has been through the experience 
of building a mission church and knows how to present home 
mission problems to children. 

OBJECTS: A sprouting potato (if not available, the some effect 
can be obtained by inserting several pieces of crooked macaroni 
in a potato); a loaf of bread sliced; two home mission bonks, one 
full and the other empty (if the church bonks con not be found, 
label any type of bank with the words, Home Missions), 

LESSON: What is wrong with this potato? Yes, it should hove 
been planted long ago if the sprouts were to do any good. Now 
it cannot be eaten either. It is like a person who lives for self. 
Such a person finally shrivels up and becomes ugly and unhappy. 
He finally dies without ever having been any good to anyone. 
This sort of person does not help missions; he does not give of 
his money to send others, nor does he give himself in service. 

But how different is this loaf of bread! It is wholesome, and 
full of nourishment. Its whole purpose in life is to spend itself 
that other might live. A person who is like this loaf of bread 
gladly shares his money and himself with those who need the 
gospel story. Such a person remembers Christ's words, "I am 
the Bread of life," and strives to make that living Bread known 
to others. 

The first person will have this kind of a home mission bank. 
(Ask a child to come forward and shake the empty bank.) But 
the second person will have this kind of bank. (Child shakes 
Jull bank.) 

Which kind of a giver are you when an offering is token for 
home missions; a sprouting potato or a loaf of bread? 





It is reported that a missionary lady was telling the 
story of her work in China. When she finished, a little 
girl came forward and gave her 12 pennies. "Please," 
she said, "I have been saving these pennies and now I 
want them to be missionaries to China." How happy 
the missionary was to receive the offering from its 
whole-hearted giver! Months went by and finally a 
letter came for the little girl which read, "With your 12 
pennies I bought 12 penny gospels of John. I give one 
to each of my class of Chinese girls. They read the 
wonderful story in their own little books, and today all 
12 gave their hearts to Christ. What a splendid in- 
vestment you have made in kingdom stock!" — L. B. 



(Fiancial — Continued from Last Month) 

NOTE: All funds for generol fund except 
those designated as follows: (E) Evangelis- 
tic; (Wa) Washington, Pa.; (NRD) North 
Rlverdale, Dayton; (Ha) Hagerstown; (Tr) 
Tracy; (Wi) Winchester; (CI) Cleveland; 
(LK) Londrum, Ky.; (L) Literature; (NH) 
North Hollywood; (SO Southern California; 
(Mo) Modesto; (LHF) Londrum House Furn- 
ishings; (No) Naples; (SD) San Diego; (CKt 
Cloyhole, Ky.; (Wot.) Waterloo; (Wo. )Woos- 
tcr; (Os) Osceola; (Fr) Fremont; (Ky. F. G.) 
Flannelgroph for Ky.; (B.BIdg.) Bellflower, 
BIdg; (Gl) Glendale; (3rd L.A.) Third 
Church of Los Angeles. 

First Brethren Church, 
Dayton, Ohio 

Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Burkett 400.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Lentz 100.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. H. Drohom ... 100.00 

Rev. and Mrs. R. D. Barnard 50.00 

Dorcas Barnard 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. D. E Wolfe and Bobby 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Dewey P. Long 28.00 

Mr. and Mrs. 0. E. Hacker 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Campbell 50.00 

Mr. Billy Campbell 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Grubbs 

(N. R. D.) (Gen.) 31.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Barnhart 25.00 

Mrs. Anna Shomo 20.00 

Mr. ond Mrs. Clifford Yount 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Jos. G. Corre 35.00 

Mr. Arthur Corre 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schoeff 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Edwards 28.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Trissell 27.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Towner 18.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Holler . 10.00 

Mr. Wesley Holier 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. 0. Earl Diehl 10.00 

Mr. ond Mrs. J. C. Crigler 10.00 

Mrs. Thelmo Reed 27.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Grubbs 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bolender . . 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Perry Bowser 10.00 

Miss Independence Kendig 22.70 

Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell 30.00 

Miss Zelpha Denlinger 15.00 

Miss Carrie Woganman 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Utz 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Russell W. Horn .... 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Baker 10.00 

Mr. Albert Shope 7.00 

Mr. and Mrs. 0. T. Priser 1 1.75 

Mr. and Mrs. Coris Driver 10.53 

Mr. and Mrs. C. Leroy Hart 6.70 

Miss Mary L. Potter 9.00 

Mr. and Mrs. I. V. Price 7.65 

Mr. Alva E. Evans 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Coblentz ... 10.00 

Mrs. Anna R. Teeter 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Weimer 7.00 

Miss Margery Bolender 6.00 

Miss Edna Walker 6.50 

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gallichio 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Oro Blosser (N.R.D.) 7.00 

Miss Minnie Beeter 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Comer 5.00 

Mr. ond Mrs. H. L. Horshmon 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Oswalt 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Burnett . 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Kline 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hall 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kemp 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. James Olt 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Holdermon 

(N.R.D.) 5.00 

Mr. Beryl W. Price 5.00 

Miss Elva Perry 5.00 

Miss Frances Jone Rader 8.55 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Patterson . . . 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Orville Young 15.00 

Mrs. Pearl Dixon 5.00 

Mrs. Emma Georhort 5.00 

Mrs. Minnie Settler 5.00 

Ruth ond Leroy Grisso 10.57 

Mr. Chas. Shipley 5.50 

Mr. John Shipley 5.00 

Mr. Harry Shipley 9.05 

Mrs. 0. M. Shipley 5.00 

Mrs. Myrtle Londis 7.S0 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pry 9.41 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Zimmerman 5.00 

Mrs. W. C. Teeter and Grace Buck 6.75 

Mr. and Mrs. Kendig Campbell . . 8.00 

Miss Marguerite Walker 9.70 

Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Marshall 13.50 

Miss Viola Jefferson 5.00 

Mrs. Ann Muckenheiter 5.00 

Mrs. Bertha Jackson C.75 

Miss Delight Hart 6 50 

Mrs. Ethel Jenkins 5.00 

Jr. Dept 52.99 

Golden Rule Class 40.30 

Beginners Dept 27.00 

Win One Class 2T.50 

Primary Dept 20.44 

Boethion Class 24.33 

Home Builders Class 23.65 

General 53.18 

Agareon Class 10 00 

Young Morried Class 10.00 

Belle Ewing 5.00 

Total $1912.62 

Grace Brethren Church, 
Flora, Ind. 

A Brother and Sister in Christ. . $. 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Dyson 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Dolta Myer 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Jackson 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Fife 30.00 

Rev. and Mrs. H. G. Rempel 35.00 

Mrs. Sarah Roskuski 15.00 

Mr. ondMrs. Melvin Fisher 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hanna 10.00 

Mr. ond Mrs. Bruce Garrison 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Roymond Londis ... 7.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. A. Roskuski . . . 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rice 10.00 

Marilyn Jean Dyson 5.02 

Linda Dyson 5.02 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Berkey 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gorrison 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Leon Clingenpeel . . . 5.00 

Elizabeth Ann Fisher 5.00 

Paul L. Fife 5.00 

Mrs. Mittie Toler 5.00 

Mr.ond Mrs. Chas. Walker 5.00 

Mr. Henry Rinehort 5.00 

Williodeon Myer 5.00 

Jennie Jordon 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Hendrix 5.00 

Mr. E. A. Myer (C.K.) 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Newby 10.00 

Robert Fisher 5.00 

Carl F. Flora 8.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Bloke Londrum .... 5.00 

Members of Philadelphia Class . . . 10.00 

Mr. ond Mrs. Max Mullendore . . . 5.00 

Children's Dept 45.45 

Gifts less than $5.00 28.86 

Total $ 504.35 

Grace Brethren Church, 
Flora, Ind. 

District Missions (Sh.) 5.50 

1st Brethren Church, 
Mortinsburg, Pa. 

A Brother and Sister $ 100.00 

Beach, Horry M 5.00 

Beach, Mr. and Mrs. Joe 5.00 

Block, Mr. ond Mrs. Preston 

and Son 5.00 

Dilling, J. E 6.00 

Dilling, Mrs. J. E. (E) 6.00 

Fishel, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey 10.00 

Keim, Mrs. Martha 5.00 

Klepser, Mrs. Mary E 5.00 . 

Klepser, Sonnie . ' 5.00 

Loose, Mrs. John 5.00 

Loose, William 5.00 

Miller, Rev. and Mrs. Robert E. . . . 15.00 

Men's Bible Class 13.00 

Lodie's Bible Class lO.Oq 

Rose Circle Class 10.0( 

Kings Daughters 7.2i 

Willing Workers 8.5 

Intermediate Class 6.0C 

Junior Class lO.OG 

Dime Collectors 16.20 

Loose Offering 47.29 

Gifts less than $5.00 (Wo.) (Gen.) 18.10 

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Minnich 13.25 

Total $ 336.6i 

1st Brethren Church, 
Middlebronch, Ohio 

Elsie Biggs 

Mrs. Ella Roush . . . . 



FEBRUARY 21, 1942 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Watkins 5.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 36.50 

Gifts less than $5.00 (E) 1.00 

Total $ 52.50 

1st Brethren Church, 

Clayton, Ohio 

Amt. previously reported 

. ..$ 106.00 

Bernard Barton (El (N.R.D.) . 



. . .$ 116.00 

1st Brethren Church, 
Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

Rev. J. M. Aeby $ 23.00 

Mrs. J. M. Aeby 20.00 

Janet Aeby 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Aeby 35.00 

Chas. N. Agler 10.00 

Mr. Charles Agler 5.00 

Robert Agler 5.00 

Jackie Gene Agler 5.00 

R. Q. Armey 30.00 

Mrs. R. G. Armey 30.00 

Suzette Armey 5.00 

Miss Grace Allshouse 32.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Burry 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Boyer 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Briner 6.00 

Miss Jeanette Blough 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Crawford 44.00 

Miss Nora Dudgeon 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Etter 10.00 

Mrs. Gertrude Elder ond Daughter 7.00 

Miss Phyllis Elder 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Funk 7.40 

Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Horner 5.00 

Mr. Clorence Holland 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Kelser 5.00 

Miss Louise Kimmel 60.00 

Mrs. Rebecca Kerns 5.00 

Miss Delia Kerns 17.00 

Mr. Floyd Kerns 21.00 

Mr. and Mrs. K. Kaster 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. B. Lord 10.00 

Miss Heine Lord 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Lentz 5.00 

Glen McNeal 32.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Guy McNeal 6.00 

Izoroh Myers 5.00 

Mr. A. J. Nelson 10.00 

Mrs. A. J. Nelson 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Osborn 10.00 

Mr. E. M. Osborn 6.00 

Mrs. E, M. Osborn 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Paxton 24.50 

Rev. Leo Polman 25.00 

Mrs. Leo Polman 20.00 

Gerald Polman 10.00 

Elaine Polman 10.00 

Joyce Polman 10.00 

Miss Miriom Rarick 40.00 

Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Riesen 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. V. Springer 12.55 

Mrs. Bertha Stevens 25.00 

Mr. Earl Virts 20.00 

Mrs. Earl Virts 20.00 

Joan Virts 5.00 

Donald Virts 5.00 

Mrs. W. Van Dissen 5.00 

Miss Germaine Wehrle 5.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 35.10 

Bible School Loose offering 54.06 

Church general offering 53.37 

W. M. C 10.00 

A. M. F. Club 10.00 

S. M. M 10.00 

Int. and Jr. C. E 20.00 

Y. P. C. E 10.00 

Adult C. E 15.00 

Total $1040.98 

West Tenth Street Brethren Church, 
Ashlond, Ohio 

Jack Helvie $ 5.00 

H. R. Risser 5.00 

Russell Earner 10.00 

Donald Earner 5.00 

Mrs. S. P. Earner 5.00 

Mrs. Louise Garber 5.00 

Mrs. Fred Morr 5.00 

Scott Forbes 5.00 

Morcoret Forbes 5.00 

J. R. Garber 25.00 

Mrs. R. M. Greenlun 25.00 

Mrs. Golda Ballou 5.00 

Beginners Dept 5.00 

Travelers Class 10.00 

Rev. Chas. W. Mayes 10.00 

Loose Offering 8.50 

Total $ 138.50 

1st Brethren Church, 
Bellflower, Colif. 

Young People's C. E $ 10.00 

George Latshaw 15.00 

Junior C. E 10.00 

J. N. Graham 10.00 

Walter Course 5.00 

Catherine Fulk 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Jesse Hall 6.25 

Louise Macdonald 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John T. Baird 5.00 

Helen Swank 15.00 

Dorothy Saunders 10.00 

L. C. Marsh 10.00 

Loose Offering 37.27 

Jack B. Burt 25.00 

Total $ 173.52 

North Riverdale Brethren Church, 
Dayton, Ohio 

Ruby Gregg $ 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Webster 5.50 

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Abrat 30.00 

Ella M. Barrett 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. King 10.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Norman Uphouse . . 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy H. Kinsey 50.00 

Phyllis Kinsey 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Marion Hoffman 1800 

Mr. and Mrs. Ora Blosser 5.00 

Mabel Kinsey Gustin 25.00 

Mr. Morse Hoover 6.50 

Mrs. Morse Hoover 6.00 

Dr. and Mrs. C. E. Andlauer 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. 0. E. Beatty ....... 45.00 

Sunday School 24.85 

Miscellaneous 1.15 

Total $ 298.00 

1st Brethren Church, 
Cleveland, Ohio 

Burdge, Mr. and Mrs. John $ 10.00 

Cole, Mr. and Mrs. H. M 10.00 

Feathers, Mr. and Mrs. Geo 25.00 

Friend 10.00 

Friend 10.00 

Friend 5.00 

Griffin, Mr. and Mrs. Frank 10.00 

Grimes, Margaret 5.00 

Jones, Mr. and Mrs. W. A 10.00 

Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jr. 7.00 

Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sr. 7.50 

Link, Mr. and Mrs. S. W 50.00 

Leichty, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar 5.00 

Lepp, Rev. and Mrs. W. A 15.00 

Lepp, Marjorie Anne 5.00 

Lepp, Walter A., Jr 5.00 

Moore, Mrs. Edna 15.00 

May, Carl 5.00 

Nagel, Miss Mary 5.00 

Peer, Mr. and Mrs. Earl 

(Gen.) (Hog.) 10.00 

Peck, Mr. and Mrs. Geo 10.00 

Schnell, Mr. and Mrs. Fred 5.05 

Such, Mr. and Mrs. Harry 

and Family 10.00 

Tresise, Mr. and Mrs. Foster .... 10.00 

Vernon, Mrs. William 5.00 

Bible School 13.65 

Women's Missionary Council 30.00 

Builders Class 35.55 

Beginner and Primary Classes .... 6.80 

Sisterhood of Mary and Martha . . 5.00 

Miscellaneous Gifts 26.55 

Young People's Bible Class: 

Edward Miller 5.00 

Marjorie Peer (Tr.) 5.00 

Other Gifts ' 22.00 

Total $ 414.10 

Third Brethren Church, 
Los Angeles, Calif. 

Adams, Emmit and Family $ 50.00 

Burk, Arthur 5.00 

Burk, Luella 5.00 

Burk, Billy 5.00 

Burk, Arthur Ray, Jr 5.00 

Burk, Daniel 5.00 

Carter, D. W 5.00 

Dorsey, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. . . . 30.00 

Fuelling, Mr. and Mrs. Earl 10.00 

Hoyt, Mr. and Mrs. Rex 8.00 

Kendall, Mrs. Mae 5.00 

Fuquo, Miss Ruth 7.00 

Lilly, Mr. and Mrs. D. M 10.00 

McKenzie, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin . . 15.00 

Moron, Mrs. Gertrude 10.00 

Moulton, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin 40.00 

Rempel, Rev. and Mrs. J. A 10.00 

Rempel, Miss Edna 25.00 

Rice, Mr. and Mrs. Jock 20.00 

Sandy, Rev. and Mrs. Conard .... 25.00 

Women's Missionary Council 5.00 

Birthday Anniversary Offerings . . . 7.76 

Bible School 16.28 

Gifts less than $5.00 42.69 

Total $ 366.73 

First Brethren Church, 
Fillmore, Calif. 

Mrs. B. S. Scott $ 5.00 

Miss Mary Scott 5.00 

Mrs. Mary Young 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Currier 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Eiselstien 5.00 

Mrs. Jean Neal 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Robinson 7.50 



Mr. and Mrs. James Strickland . , . 25.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Arnold Kriegbaum . 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. V. LeBard 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. N. Edwards 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Pruitt 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Oscor Bennett 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard McDonold . . 10.00 

Senior Adult C. E 11.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Williams . . 15.00 

Mrs. Kate Casner 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Webb 5.00 

Mr. Ralph Burke 5.00 

Bible School 40.00 

Church, Miscellaneous 21.00 

Total $ 250.50 

1st Brethren Church, 
Compton, Calif. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Adams $ 5.00 

Mr. ond Mrs. W. L. Bradley 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Carpenter . 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Driggs 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Warren Mize 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. E. Smith 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Scofield 11.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Skinner 10.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 6.50 

Gifts less than $5.00 (E) 1.00 

Sunday School 33.38 

Church Offering 18.70 

Total $ 125.78 

1st Brethren Church, 
Ellet, Ohio 

Mr and Mrs. E. Wolloce $ 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Smith 10.00 

Miss Dorothy Smith 10.00 

Miss Amelia Smith 5.00 

Mrs. Mary Smith 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. K. E. Hancock 6.00 

Mrs. Ernest Coast 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Long 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Washburn . . 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. Johnson 5.00 

Mrs. V. Fulmer 5.00 

Miscellaneous 5.89 

Total $ 86.39 

1st Brethren Church, 
Modesto, Calif. 

Miss Louise Cover $ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Goodman ... 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Cover 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Mousice Scott 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Mel Stoner 30.00 

Miss Bertha Garber 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Garber 5.00 

Christian Endeavor 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Alva Bowman 11.60 

Mr. Earl Bowman 5.00 

Mr. ond Mrs. Handing 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. E. McKinley 40.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Grubb 100.00 

Mr. and Mrs. K. W. Holgote 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Rambo 50.00 

Mr. ond Mrs. Jesse Cover 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Holgote, Sr. ... 5.00 

Amounts less than $5.00 33.40 

Total $ 400.00 

First Brethren Church, 
Johnstown, Pa. 

Brotherhood of Alex. Mock $ 72.69 

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Watkins 62.00 

Women's Missionary Council .... 50.00 

Y. P. S. C. E. IWi.) 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Holliwell . . 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. Leslie Moore 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Byron Noon 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Kyler 40.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sigg 40.00 

Sunday School 36.39 

Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Redinger 

(Gen.) iWi.) 35.00 

Horry D. Ringer Family 25.00 

Miss Janet Houston 27.00 

Rev. and Mrs. A. L. Lynn 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Max Probst 20.00 

S. H. Fyock (CI.) 15.50 

Mr. and Mrs. Blair Dick (Wi.) . . . 22.00 

Sisterhood of Mary and Martha . 15.00 

Mrs. Mary Bifano 15.00 

James M. Bifano 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Furst 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John B. Gunter 15.00 

Wm. R. Miller 15.00 

Michael Korlewitz 13.00 

Jr. Fisherman of Brother of 

Elex. Mock (Tr.) (N.R.D.) 12.00 

Mr. ond Mrs. Cloir Barron (N.R.D.) 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Sylvanus Custer ... 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Gardner . . 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Jesrow Miller 10 00 

Mrs. L. H. Mitchel 10.00 

Harold Palliser 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. V. Reighard 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Uphouse 

(N.R.D.) 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hobel 7.50 

Mrs. C. J. and Lottie Heilman . . . 7.W 

Miss June Blough (L.K.) 6.60 

Mrs. V. A. Anthony 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Corle 7.00 

Thomas Watkins Jr 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Barron 5.00 

Mr. Emanuel Blough and Wife . . . 5.00 

H. J. Bossier and Wife 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Cober 5.00 

Mrs. Berwyn Evans 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Farwell 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Geibig 5.00 

Mr. ond Mrs. J. B. Gindlesberger . 5.00 

Mrs. Irvin W. Harbough 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Myles Hammers . . . 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Jones 5.00 

Mrs. W. R. and Ado M. Jones . . . 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Miller .... 5.00 

Wm. and Richard Mitchell 5.00 

Richard N. Moore 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. D. Reighard 5.00 

Ethyl Riddel 5.00 

H. A. Schmucker 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Albert 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Sell 5.00 

Guv Stutzmon and Wife 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Stutzmon 5.00 

Essie U. Teeter 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Tilley 5.00 

Mrs. Albert Wissinger 5.25 

Gifts less than $5.00 

(Gen.) (N.R.D.) (CI.) 40.47 

Gleaners S. S. Closs 42.00 

For the the new work at 

Washington, Pa 1 14.63 

Total $1222.B 

Pike Brethren Church, 
Mundy's Corner, Po. 

Mrs. Lillian Commons $ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Evan Davis 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Griffith 15.00 

Mrs. Gertrude Helsel 5.00 

Mrs. Ado Kirkpatrick 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Kerr 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Kerr 3.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Kerr 10.00 

Mrs. Solly Leonard Family 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Miller 8.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Myers 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nagel, Jr. ... 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Rose 12.00 

Miss Verna Rose 5.00 

Mr. Glen Rose 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rose 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Cunningham . . 5.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 8.00 

Gifts otherwise designated, 

transferred to general fund 27.72 

Total $ 183,72 

Pike Brethren Church, 

Mundy's Corner, Pa. , 

District Missions (Listie) $ 130.00 

First Brethren Church, 
Long Beach, Calif. 

Alexander, Mrs. Susie $ 10.00 

Alford, Mr. and Mrs. L 10.00 

Andrews, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. 

and Family 100.00 

Andrews, Mr. and Mrs. L. E 10.00 

Auge, Mr. and Mrs. C. C 15.00 

Bailey, Royal 15.00 

Baker, Samuel 5.00 

Barton, H. W 5.00 

Boumon, Louis S 50.00 

Benson, Mr. and Mrs. Fred 20.00 

Benner, Mr. and Mrs. Paul 10.00 

Blevins, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. (E) . 5.00 

Booher, Mr. and Mrs. L. N 15.00 

A. B. C 25.00 

Boyce, Mr. and Mrs. P. R 5.00 

Brokemoi, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. . . . 20.00 

Brown, R. W 20.00 

Buloch, Mrs. Geo. C 10.00 

Burch, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond . . . 10.00 

Burt, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew H. .. . 25.00 

Cornohan, Mrs. M. E. (E) 25.00 

Carr, Mrs. Martha L 5.00 

Christiansen, Eric B 10.00 

Colburn, Mrs. Alvina and Ralph . . 5.00 

Colburn, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver E. . . 14.00 

Cole, Mrs. Ruth E 5.00 

Cole. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. (E) .... 5.00 

Collins, Vera 5.00 

Comstock, Mrs. B. C 10.00 

Coon, Mr. and Mrs. B. W 100.00 

Coon, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. B 15.00 

Coplin, Mr. and Mrs. W. I. (E) (L) 80.00 
Crozier, Mr. ond Mrs. R. T. 

and Family 5.00 

Doudell, Mr. and Mrs. H. L 5.00 

Dean, Mr. and Mrs. Lindley L. . . 5.00 
Drum, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. 

and Fomily 11.00 

Beatty, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. 

and Chorlene 5.00 

Bowton, Mrs. Charlotte V 20.00 

Davis, Drew and Family 5.00 

Densmore, C. S 5.00 

Dewhirst, Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. . . 5.00 
Didriksen, Mr. and Mrs. Mark 

and Family (E) 5.00 

Doney, Sam G 10.00 

Doney, Mr. and Mrs. C. Scott 20.00 

Donev, Scott, Jr 5.00 

Dunjill, Mr. and Mrs. J. E 10.00 

Eaton, W. Russell 5.00 

Edmiston, S. M. (E) (Gen.) 50.00 

FEBRUARY 21, 1942 

Ericson, Elving T 5.10 

Esser, Miss Marjorie 9.00 

Ewing, George R 7.00 

Eye, Mrs. Christie 90.00 

Fairbanks, Miss Jane D 20.00 

Feller, Mr. and Mrs. J. H 10.00 

Frady, Mrs. Clara E 5.00 

Garwood, William E. 

(N.R.D.) (Gen.) 10.00 

Goodall, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. 

(N.H.) (Gen.) 15.00 

Gnagy, Miss Elizabeth 20.00 

Garwood, Mrs. Wm. E 5.50 

Gunn, Mr. and Mrs. John R 25.00 

Halberg, Mr. and Mrs. C. F 20.00 

Hall, Mr. and Mrs. John D 5.00 

Holpin, Meredith 5.00 

Hoyden, Dory 5.00 

Hearn, Mrs. W. S 10.00 

Hearn, Miss Frances 35.00 

Heater, Mrs. Caroline 6.00 

Herring, Mr. ond Mrs. A. E 15.00 

Herring, Walter 10.00 

Herring, Mrs. Walter 10.00 

Hill, Mrs. Lenore 5.00 

Hinkel, Mr. and Mrs. H. R 100.00 

Hocking, Geo. and Family 25.00 

Hoffman, Glenn G. and Family . . . 25.00 

Hoffman, Gordon 5.00 

Hoxworth, Mrs. Mary C 5.00 

Jackson, Thos. Edward 10.00 

Jenison, Mr. and Mrs. W. B 6.00 

Johnson, Mrs. Anno M 5.00 

Johnson, Mrs. Margaret 10.00 

Jordan, Mrs. Mary A 5.00 

Judd, Mr. and Mrs. J. 1 10.00 

Karraker, Mr. and Mrs. Arley .... 16 00 

Kashishion, George 5.00 

Keeler, F. A 5.00 

Kent, Miss Eleanor G 5.00 

Kindig, Mr. and Mrs. Frank 10.00 

King, Mr. and Mrs. C. t. 

and John David 15.00 

Kinsey, Mr. and Mrs. F. L 5.00 

Krad/ian, John (E) 5.00 

Kriegbaum, Miss Janice 5.00 

Lady, Mr. and Mrs. James E 25.00 

Lally, Joseph 5.00 

LoNobs, Mr. and Mrs. R. (E) .... 5.00 

Lantz, Miss Gladys M 10.00 

Larsen, V. E 5.00 

Lepper, W. H '. 5.00 

Lichti, Mr. and Mrs. Paul A 5.00 

Liggett, Mrs. CD 5.00 

Liggett, D. W. and Family 15.00 

Lockwood, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd . . . 40.00 

Loef,, Mr. and Mrs. C. H 12.50 

Lorenz, Mr. and Mrs. Harry F. 

(S.C.) 10.00 

Lovejoy, Harold and Family 15.00 

Lyon, Mr. and Mrs. Howard K. . . . 8.00 

McClain, Mr. and Mrs. Alva J. . . . 25.00 

McCellan, Stewart (E) 5.00 

McCellan, Mrs. Stewart 5.00 

McConahay, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. 30.00 

McConnell, Charles S 5.00 

McCoy, Katherine and Veal, Melvin 30.00 

McKinley, Mr. and Mrs. Riley (Mo.) 75.00 

McNeely, Mr. and Mrs. Henry . . . 5.00 

Magers, Mr. and Mrs. W. E 5.00 

Martins and Hunters 10.00 

Miles, Kim D 8.00 

Miller, Mrs. Mary E 50.00 

Milton, Mr. and Mrs. Earl R 5.00 

Minor, Claude 5.00 

Mintzer, Charles L 10,00 

Mitchell, Morton 5.00 

Muiloy, Katherine and Mary 6.00 

Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. CM 6.00 

Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. F. F 5.00 

Nelson, Mrs. L. H. and Geo. H. . . 6.00 

Nichols, C J 15.00 

Neilsen, N. C 10.00 

Neilson, Miss Johanna 10.00 

Newland, Mr. and Mrs. H 15.00 

Norton, Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. . . . 5.00 

Page, John S 5.00 

Page, Mrs. John S 5.00 

Paschal), Mrs. Ida 5-00 

Peorce, Mr. and Mrs. Alan S 20.00 

Pearson, Claude H 10.00 

Pieritz, Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. . . 5.00 

Powell, Mrs. Florence 5.00 

Quinton, Samuel J 5.00 

Quinton, Mrs. Samuel J 5.00 

Roilsboch, Mr. and Mrs. John E. . . 5.00 

Redman, Mr, and Mrs. H. E 10.00 

Richards, Mrs. Melba 5.00 

Richards, Mr. and Mrs. Waymond 

(E) 5.00 

Riddlebarger, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. . 5.00 

Ross, Mr. and Mrs. E. B 5,00 

Roy, Fred 5,00 

Ryan, Mrs, Tehal (Mo.) (Gen.) .. 6.00 

Salmi, Henry 55.00 

Sansom, Mr. and Mrs. John E 10.00 

Schrock, Mr. and Mrs. Earl 

and Family 10.00 

Scott, Mrs. Margaret 5.00 

Seelig, Miss Mabel A 5.00 

Shuff, Mr. and Mrs. Ed 5.00 

Siebert, Mr. and Mrs. W. G 5.00 

Simms, Miss Eva 5.00 

Simoson, Mrs. E. W 5.00 

Skiles, Harry L. (L.H.F.) 5.00 

Smallwood, James S 5.00 

Sorensen, A 5.00 

Stettenbenz, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. 10.00 

Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. R, E 20,00 

Stout, Mr, and Mrs. Paul lO.OO 

Stover, Mr. and Mrs. C S. (E) ... 10,00 
Strobele, Mr. and Mrs. Cal. 

and Family 10,00 

Sturdivant, Mr, and Mrs. Ivan . . . 5.00 

Sundstrom, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. A. , , 10,00 

Swanson, Mrs, Beatrice L. (No,) , 5,00 

Thompson, Maurice 5,00 

Thompson, Mrs, Maurice 5,00 

Thorne, Mr, and Mrs, J, B 10,00 

Traywick, Mr, and Mrs. Royol . . . 5.00 

Turpin, Mrs. T 20.00 

Voorhees, Mr. and Mrs. Dumont 

(CK.) 100.00 

Waller, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight E. . . 17.50 

Wardle, George V 5.00 

Westmoreland, Robert 5.00 

White, Miss Nettie 1 50.00 

Wilbur, Mrs. M. Lavernie 5.00 

Willcuts, Mrs. Florence 5.00 

Wilson, Mrs. Mary S 5.00 

Yeoger, Mr. and Mrs. John S 10.00 

Yoder, Mrs. Sarah C 5.00 

Yott, Mrs. F. R. and Kenneth (Na.) 11.00 

A Friend 25.00 

A Friend 7.00 

A Friend 5.00 

A Friend (N.H.) (Gen.) 16.00 

A Friend 5.00 

A Friend 25.00 

A Friend 5.00 

A Friend 5.00 

A Friend 10.00 

A Member 20.00 

M. D. G 5.00 

Primary Anon 5.00 

Naples Anon 40.00 

Naples Anon 10.00 

A Friend 5.00 

C R. C 30.00 

Miscellaneous 209.90 

Miscellaneous (E) 13.00 

Miscellaneous (S.D.) 4.00 

Total $3,000.50 

Miss E Agnes Senseman, 

Tipp City, Ohio $ 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Francis L. Royer 

and Suzanne, Morrill, Kans $ 10.50 

Grace Brethren Church, 

Shorpsville, Ind $ 8.10 

Bethel Brethren Church, 
Osceola, Ind. 

Mr. and Mrs. I. Wesley Miller ... $ 10.00 

1st Brethren Church, 
Ankenytown, Ohio (Additional) 

Congregation $ 10.00 

Amt. reported previously 126 26 

Total $ 136.26 

First Brethren Church, 
Harrah, Wash, 

Mr, and Mrs, Robert Williams ... $ 5.00 

Mrs. Charlotte Houghton 5.00 

Mrs. Luella Labbee 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Walter 10.00 

Dr. and Mrs. Milton Lindblad . . . 25.00 

Miscellaneous 5.00 

Total $ 55.00 

1st Brethren Church, 
Leon, Iowa 

Mrs. Milton Manchester $ 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Miles Tober 10.00 

M. E. Newlin 5.00 

Mrs. Clyde Pickering (E) (Gen.) . 5.00 

Church 33.S6 

Total $ 58.86 

First Brethren Church, 
Lanark, III. 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Miller . . . .$ 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Flickinger . . . 20.00 

Dwight Flickinger 5.00 

Zella Keller 

Accident, Md $ 5.00 

Listie Brethren Church, 
Listie, Pa. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ira Blough $ 50,00 

Mrs, C A. Will 26.00 

Rev. and Mrs. H. W. Nowag .... 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C J. Larman 5.00 

Dorothy Trent 5.00 

Miscellaneous 7.70 

Total $ 101.70 

Rev. Orville D. Jobson, 
First Brethren Church, 

Philadelphia, Pa $ 5.00 

1st Brethren Church, 
Altoona, Pa. 

Congregation (CK.) $ 40.05 

Congregation 5.00 



Congregation (Wat.) 10.00 

Total $ 55.05 

Mrs. W. P. Elliott, 

Morrill, Kons $ 5.00 

Mr. H. S. Eymon, 

Big Bow, Kans $ 5.00 

1st Brethren Church, 
New Troy, Mich. 

Mrs. Ann Swails $ 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Kempton 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Jock Kempton .... 10.00 

Mrs. H. Johnson 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. R. L Williams 7.00 

Miss Margaret Morey 5.00 

Gottiell Menchinger 5.00 

Charles Baumeister 5.00 

Loose Offering 37.55 

Total $ 106.55 

Grace Brethren Church, 
South Mansfield, Ohio 

Rev. and Mrs. A. D. Coshman . . .$ 35.00 

Mrs. Benton Beal 50.00 

Mr. ond Mrs. John Guthrie 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Massie . . . 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Witsky 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Schnittke . . . 10.00 

Edwin Coshman 5.00 

Sunday School and Church 10.16 

Gifts less than $5.00 2.00 

Total $ 152.16 

National Brethren Missionary 

Council $ 31.39 

Fellowship Bible Closs of the Brethren 
Pittstown, N. J. 

Albert G. Houn $ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Weber 5.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 2.00 

Total $ 12.00 

1st Brethren Church, 
Uniontown, Pa. 

Boys and Girls Work $ 15.00 

Beginners and Primary Dept 16.93 

Junior Dept 15.33 

Intermediate Dept 23.68 

Adult Dept 17.96 

Rally Day Offerings of S. S 38.96 

Sunday School Treosury 12.04 

Men's Bible Class 104.35 

Loyal Women's Class 16.00 

Truth Seekers Class 35.00 

W. M. C 25.00 

S. M. M 11.13 

Adult C. E. 15.00 

The Promise Book 9.14 

Junior Dept of S. S 5.00 

Senior Girls Class 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hileman 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Divil 25.00 

Mr. ond Mrs. Ralph King 19.50 

Rev. and Mrs. W. H. Clough .... 25.00 
Mr. and Mrs. Chos. Sumey 

(C.K.) (Gen.) 20.00 

Howard Dillinger 19.80 

Mr. and Mrs. Homer Miller 12,48 

Mary Stacy 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Kreeps 10.00 

Geo. McCann 10.00 

Lucetto Hibbs 13.75 

Mrs. Margaret Lucas 13.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Horry Gwynn 8.35 

Mrs. Matilda Maust 7.50 

Mr. and Mrs. Everett Sayre 7.40 

Mr. and Mrs. H. Burnworth 7.25 

Ethyl Mahoney 5.60 

Mr. and Mrs. H. Cunningham . . . 5.00 

Mrs. Roy Jolly 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Whyel 5.30 

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Crawford .... 5.00 

Arthur Hibbs 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Cole 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. Moore 5.00 

D. H. Franks 5.00 

Mrs. Amy Smith 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Robbins 5.00 

Thelma Umbel 8.25 

Frank Petrosky 6.00 

Wade Mahoney 8.25 

Mrs. L. F. Beoll 13.45 

Mr. and Mrs. John Deck 11.50 

Loose Offering from Church 91.20 

Total $ 819.00 

1st Brethren Church. 
Sterling, Ohio 

Neil Berry $ 5.00 

• Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Berry 10.00 

Dale Berry 25.00 

Mr and Mrs. I. L. Close 

(Gen.) (CI.) (C.K.) 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Hartzler 6.00 

John Hubocher Jr. (Wo.) 15.00 

Delia Hubocher (Os.) 5.00 

Rev. ond Mrs. Mark Molles 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Morken 

(Wo.) 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Moine 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Moine 10.00 

Ruth Norton 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lehman .... 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Rogers 7.00 

Wm. Shone Family 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Steiner 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Wheeler . . . 10.00 

Boys Club 10.99 

Buddy Close (Gen.) (CI.) (C.K.) . 5.00 

Miscellaneous 46.01 

Total $ 220.00 

Summit Mills Brethren Church, 
Meyersdale, Pa. 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Firl $ 5.00 

Mr. Earl Brenneman 8.00 

Mrs. Annie Miller 5.00 

Mrs. Stella Schrock 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lichty 5.00 

W. J. and Mary Miller 5.00 

Ml. ond Mrs. Lloyd FIrl 5.00 

Miss Mary Emma Miller 5.00 

Miscellaneous 25.44 

Total $ 68.44 

1st Brethren Church, 
Winchester, Vo. 

Mr. ond Mrs. A. C. Frye $ 25.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Paul E. Dick 45.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. 0. Anderson . . . 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Lockhart 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Guy E. Coffelt 10.00 

Mr. ond Mrs. D. Spillman 8.00 

Mr. and Mrs. B. Stowdermon 7.00 

Mrs. Mary Timbrook 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Hildebrond . . . 12.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Clark 5.00 

Mrs. P. C. Petrie 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Fletcher 5.00 

Mrs. Cecil Stultz (Fr.) 25.00 

Mrs. Daisy C. Boyer (Gen.) (Ho.) 100.00 

Gladys Clark 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Garber 5.00 

Sorah M. Forney 5.00 

Mrs. Edna Hyde 5.00 

Adult C. E 15.00 

Y. P. C. E 11.00 

Junior C. E 5.00 

Sunday School 25.00 

Miscellaneous from Church 27.33 

Mr. and Mrs. William Lyie 5.00 

Total $ 391.33 

Grace Brethren Church, 
Waterloo, la. 

Mrs. N. P. Sorensen $ 5.00 

V. W. Schrock 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Bontroger .... 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Schrock 5.00 

C. H. Strock 7.00 

Dr. J. C. Beol 60 00 

Mrs. Maude Hody 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Goyman 5.00 

Mrs. M. H. Peck 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Fike 35.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Bertch 5.00 

Grace A. Pollard 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Miller 50.00 

Delphine Smith 5.00 

Cliol L. Smith 5.00] 

Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Smith 10.00 j 

John J. Wittermon 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. Alderman . . 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Wilson 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Schrock 10.00 

Miscellaneous 74.57 

Total $ 316.57 

1st Brethren Church, 
Peru, Ind. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baker 
(E) (Gen.) 

(E) (Gen.) $ 40.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Owen Sheller 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Hood 20.00 

Rev. and Mrs. R. A. Ashman 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Baker 10.00 

A Friend 10.00 

Robert Hortleroad 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Black 5.00 

Peggy Ann Block 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Dillmon 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Gilbert 5.00 

Mrs. Area Flora 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. George Huddleson . 6.00 

Mrs. Paul Kesling 5.00 

Louanno Kesling 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stuber 5.00 

Mrs. J. D. Comerford 5.00 

Madelyn Comerford 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Tyre 5.00 

Miscellaneous Sunday School 25.57 

Miscellaneous Church 15.00 

Total $ 216.57 

Grace Brethren Church, 
Fremont, Ohio 

Mrs. Oliver Winters 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Gonawein . . 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Durwood Brooks . . . 10.00 


FEBRUARY 21, 1942 

Rev. and Mrs. Phillip J. Simmons . 8.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Comeskey .... 7.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brooks 5.00 

Arthur Moyer Family 8.00 

Mrs. Marion Teets 5.00 

Miss Edna Teets 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hague 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Iver Harland 10.00 

Mrs. Laura Price 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Reidling 5.00 

Mrs. Nettie Bartlett and 

Daughter Eleanor 6.00 

Young Married Peoples Class 

(Ky. F.G.) 10.05 

Children's Dept 21.93 

Sunday School 28.02 

Total $ 195.00 

1st Brethren Church 
Kittonning, Pa. 

Mrs. Laura Wray $ 5.00 

Glenn Hooks 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hooks 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Campbell .... 5.00 

Ralph Cousins and Family 5.00 

Rev. G. W. Kinzie 5.00 

Mrs. G. W. Kinzie 5.00 

George Kinzie, Jr 10.00 

Harold Seyler 5.00 

Dolores Jordan 5.00 

Wesley Jordan 5.00 

Marie Louise dinger 5.24 

Vera and Lois Hooks 5.00 

Sunday School 72.79 

Miscellaneous 21.81 

Total $ 159.84 

Juniata Brethren Church, 
Juniata, Pa. 

Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Beringer $ 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dively 

(Gen.) (E) 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Dively 15.00 

Mrs. Eva Harpster 5.00 

Mrs. Viola Kime 5.00 

Mrs. I. E. Miller 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. E. F. Pine 

(B. BIdg.) 5.00 

Mrs. Lucie E. Robertson (B. BIdg.) 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Earle Summers 5.00 

Church Offering 17.75 

S. S. Offering 7.84 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Glass 

and Family 55.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Holmes 20.00 

Miscellaneous 9.00 

Total $ 199.59 

2nd Brethren Church of 
Long Beach, Colif. 

Adult C. E $ 10.00 

College Age C. E 5.00 

Luther Denton 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Derrick 10.00 

Fellowship Bible Class 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. 0. Lawson 

(E) (Gen.) 10.00 

Mrs. Estella Lacy 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Mendell 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Niles 5.00 

Mrs. Frank Parks 5.00 

C. A. Pitts (S.D.) 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Scow 10.00 

M. I. Skofstad (S.D.) 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Sterrenberg . . . 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Williams 10.00 

S. J. and Warren Quinton 10.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 27.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 (E) 1.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 (Gl.) 2.75 

H. A. and Hazel Kirby 30.00 

Mrs. Nettie and Geo. McCormack 25.00 

Ed. and Irene Codona 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Howard 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Willard 10.00 

Mrs. Floy Fisher 10.00 

Junior C. E 5.00 

Total $ 255.75 

Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Buckland, 

Oakland, Calif $ 25.00 

Grace Brethren Church, 

Hogerstown, Md. (additional) 

Amount previously reported $ 317.00 

Rev. and Mrs. L. L. Grubb 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Nordness 5.00 

Total $ 337.00 

Mountain View Brethren Church, 
Hollins, Va. 

Mr. John T. Burnette $ 5.00 

Mrs. Elizabeth Lavender 5.00 

H. G. Martin 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Michael 100.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Patterson . . . 5.00 

B. I. Reed 15.00 

Rev. and Mrs. J. E. Patterson 15.00 

Lawrence Legg 5.00 

Mrs. C. W. Myers 26.50 

Gifts less than $5.00 45.18 

Total $ 226.68 

Maiii Street Brethren Church, 
Meyersdale, Pa. 

Miss Emma Bowman $ 5.00 

Mr. Fred Thomas 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Bowser 5.00 

Mr. W. H. Landis 5.00 

Mrs. Frank Deist 5.00 

Miss Margaret Deist 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Tressler 

and Virginia 6.00 

Miss Charlotte Forney 10.00 

Rev. and Mrs. 0. A. Lorenz 15.00 

Mrs. Grace A. FIke 1 1.00 

Mrs. Ada E. Lorentz 35.00 

Mrs. John Bittner 5.00 

Miss Gertrude Beol 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Horry Harris 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Statler 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ross J. Weimer 8.00 

Miss Minnie Frazier 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Allen Compton .... 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. M. I. Barber 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hillegas ... 10.00 

Mr. Leon Meyers 5.00 

Miss Nancy Meyers 5.00 

Mrs. Orpha M. Meyers 25.00 

Mrs. John E. Lindeman 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Bowman 10.00 

Sunday School 55.57 

Miscellaneous 36.45 

Total $ 307.02 

1st Brethren Church, 
Grafton, W. Va. 

Mr. and Mrs. Grant Williams $ 40.00 

First Brethren Church 7.90 

First Brethren S. S. Class No. 7 . . 7.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nicola 6.00 

First Brethren S. S 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Comp 5.00 

Gifts less than $5.00 29.10 

Total $ 100.00 

Clayhole Brethren Church, 
Clayhole, Ky. 

Lucinda Landrum $ 5.00 

Ruth Landrum 5.00 

Mr. ond Mrs. Sewell Landrum .... 8.00 

S. S. ond Loose Offering 3.68 

Total $ 22.68 

Mrs. S. L. Roberts, 

Spokane, Wash $ 20.00 

1st Brethren Church, 
Aleppo, Pa. (Additional report) 

Mrs. Ida Ullum $ 10.00 

Birthday Offering 5.33 

Women's Missionary Society 15.95 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cook 10.00 

Amt. reported previously 65.85 

Total $ 107.09 

Bethel Brethren Church, 
Berne, Indiana 

Alice Bailey $ 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Bailey 5.00 

Flora C. Coffie 5.00 

Bryce Christy 5.00 

Elaine Christy 10.00 

Eloise Christy 15.00 

Ralph Christy 10.00 

Mrs. Ralph Christy 10.00 

Ruth Christy 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Bryson Fetters 100.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hendricks . . 10.00 

True Hunt (Ha.) 5.00 

Chloe Kauffman 5.00 

Karl Kauffman 25.00 

Mrs. Karl Kauffmon 25.00 

Elsie Kuhn 25.00 

John Kuhn 25.00 

Mrs. John Kuhn 25.00 

Shirley Ann Kuhn 7.00 

Victor F. Kuhn 7.00 

Mrs. Victor F. Kuhn 7.00 

Genevieve Leininger 15.00 

S. J. Leininger 15.00 

Mrs. S. J. Leininger 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Leistner .... 25.00 

Mrs. J. H. Leistner 5.00 

Martha Miller 10.00 

Mary Catherine Miller 10.00 

Paul Miller (E) 10.00 

R. Paul Miller 25.00 

Mrs. R. Paul Miller 25.00 

Word Miller 10.00 

Wesley Miller 5.00 

Wm. Carl Miller 5.00 

Glenn Myers 10.00 

Mrs. Glen Myers 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Myers 25.00 

Robert Myers 5.00 

William Myers 5.00 

Mrs. Archie Parr 10.00 

Betty Lou Parr 5.00 

Addie E. Sipe 110.00 

Clark Sipe 5.00 

Esther Sipe 20.00 

George Sipe 37.00 

Iva Sipe 5.00 



John H. Sipe 5.00 

Archie Smitley 5.00 

Betty Srnitley 5.00 

Mr. Chalmer SmiHey 15.00 

Mrs. Cholmer Srnitley 10.00 

Dicky Srnitley 5.00 

Florence Srnitley 5.00 

Wm. H.>,Smitley 25.00 

Mrs. Wn\ H. Srnitley 10.00 

Mrs. W. ty. Srnitley 5.00 

Mrs. Norma Sprunger 18.00 

Mrs. L. E. Witter 5.00 

Mr. Howard P.prr 40.00 

Mrs. Pearl PaiS- 10.00 

Ruben Witter \ 10.00 

Mio. Viola Witter 25.00 

Mrs. Samuel Yager 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. 1. Yoney 15.00 

A Friend : 10.00 

Bethel Church . .■ 124.00 

Total .\. $1117.00 

First Brethren Churdl, 
Allentown, Pa. ' 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Biege $ 7.10 

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Byers 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Joseph Gingrich . . . 11.25 

Miss Gladys Gingric^i 7.26 

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Uacoby 7.05 

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kunkel . . . 28.39 

Mr. and Mrs. James Kamoie 7.25 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Ogden 8.75 

Mr. and Mrs. Willisi Oswald 6.30 

Mr. and Mrs. Georgi Yahn 23.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Edwarp Snyder .... 9.25 

Mrs. D. Orcurto . . I 5.00 

Ambassador Class ,■ 10.00 

Excelsior Class . . .;. 5.00 

Daniel League . . . .( 1.00 

Gifts under $5.00 : 35.50 

Sunday School . . . .' 42.00 

Total j $ 220.20 

First Brethren Churcli, 
Covington, Va. i 

Ruth Arringson . I $ 5.00 

Lena Bowling . . .1 5.00 

Mrs. C. W. Cook 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Jl Craghead .... 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Crawford . . . 7.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Larl^in DeHarf 10.00 

Everette Duncan : 15.00 

Roy O. Duncan 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fridley 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Chcjs. Gross 40.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Hafen Hill 13.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hill 10.00 

Mr. Earl Key 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Lacks 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Lacks 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Lacks 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Laughorne . . . 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Leape 10.00 

A. N. Malles 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Martin 20.00 

A. M. Mills 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Painter 12.00 

Warren and Lena Newcomb 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pearman 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Perdue 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Perdue 30.00 

Lloyd Persinger 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Radford 30.00 

Opal Sharp 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Radford 8.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Simmons 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Sizemore . . . 5.00 

Mrs. Martha Terry 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Jess Thomas 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Sorrells . 10.00 

Miscellaneous 13.25 

Total $ 421.25 

Mrs. C. D. Miller, 

Beaver City, Nebr. (E) $ 5.00 

2nd Brethren Church, 
Los Angeles, Calif. 

Mrs. Lulu Adier $ 5.00 

Mr. ond Mrs. H. Baerg 10.00 

Mrs. W. H. Beam 5.00 

Margaret Beard 5.00 

Edward Beard 14.00 

Florence Bowhall 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. Brown 12.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Brown 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. Brydon 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. G. Caldwell 15.50 

Stella Campbell 5.00 

Mildred Chesney 15.00 

Barbara Conkle 7.50 

Mr. ond Mrs. V. F. Conkle 5.00 

Minnie L. Conner 12.00 

L. E. Dickenson 5.00 

Edrie Fillion 5.00 

Gloria Fillion 5.00 

Etta Goddard 5.00 

Keith Gressley 7.50 

Mr. and Mrs. H. Gulley 5.00 

Mortha Ann Gulley 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Hay 15.00 

A. L. Howard 15.00 

Mrs. Amy Hudson 10.00 

Harold Hudson 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Hutchinson . . 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Hutchinson . . 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Jones 5.00 

Martha Kelly 5.00 

Mrs. B. Maddu 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. K. Marksbury 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Martin 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. McDowell 7.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McNeil 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Mercer 5.00 

Claude I. Milligan 15.00 

Lilly Monroe 10.00 

Ida Morrison 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. Pennington 10.00 

Florence A. Peterson 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. Pryor 5.00 

Mr. ond Mrs. C. Purdy 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Reeves 5.00 

Mrs. F. Rowland 6.00 

Julio Rowland 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. Rubottom 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Runyon 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Schlegel 50.00 

Hazel Shively 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. Snyder 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. Souverns 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. Stevens 15.00 

Edward Thompson 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Treder 10.00 

Annonymous Gift 100.00 

Annonymous Gift 70.00 

Miscellaneous Gifts 198.00 

Young People's C. E 5.10 

Dr. and Mrs. Paul R. Bauman 25.00 

James Beatty Jr 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. Brady 10.00 

Miss M. Conkle 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. Davis 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Fillion 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Hoy 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Hoffmann .... 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Max Jones 27,00 

Mrs. Flora Knapper 5.00 

Mrs. A. L. Leffingwell 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Leffingwell . . . 35.00 

Mr. and Mrs. T. C. McColl 100.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. L. McCormick 

(3rd LA.) 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Miller 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Reuter 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Shivley 5.00 

Annonymous Gift 25.00 

Miscellaneous Gift 8.81 

Total $1390.41 

Respectfully submitted, 
R. PAUL MILLER, Secretary. 

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Our Workers 

A reol step forward for Christ and His church was taken at the 
annual business meeting of the First Brethren Church of Long Beach, 
Calif., of which Dr. L. S. Bouman is pastor. $1 per member was 
budgeted for district missions to build Brethren churches in Southern 
California. This is in addition to the home mission offering taken at 
Thanksgiving, v/hich will be entirely for national home missions. This 
church reports for last year $3135.55 for notional home missions with 
more to follow, $514.66 of which was designated for Southern Cal- 
ifornia; and $2079.54 for Grace Theological Seminary, with the 
determination yet to reach their $2500 goal. This church also 
voted at its annual business meeting to be a 100% church on The 
Brethren Missionary Herald subscription list. 

The First Brethren Church of FT. WAYNE, IND., after raising 
its home missions goal $400 this year, went "over the top" in its 
offering. Not only was the $1000 goal passed by $40.98, but every 
department, class and society made its individual goal. Bro. John 
Aeby is pastor of this church. 

The WAYNESBORO, PA., church gave awards on Feb. 1 to 39 
members of its Bible School who had perfect attendance throughout 
1941. This church reports a total of $2795.31 given to denomina- 
tional interests during 1941 during which time $1827.56 worth of 
improvements were also made on their church building. These im- 
provements included new carpet painting the inside and outside of 
the building, ond a new roof. Bro. R. D. Cress is pastor of this 

The SOUTHEASTERN DISTRICT Ministerial Ass'n has accepted the ■ 
government's offer to rent the Powell's Fort Organization Camp at 
a reasonable sum from July 27-August 10. This camp was built 
at a cost of $70,000, 




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It is the business of a theological seminary to turn 
out students who are thoroughly informed in the 
Word of God and its great truths. This is quite gen- 
erally agreed upon in the conservative schools of this 
country. But there is one thing often overlooked 
in such places, that is, the absolute necessity for this 
knowledge of the Word of God to become experiential 
as well as intellectual in the life of the student. Until 
this ideal is reached, all teaching may remain a frigid 
and powerless orthodoxy. If Grace Theological Sem- 
inary has any special distinction, it is an insistence 
upon this need. We recognize the value of high in- 
tellectual attainment, but we also understand that no 
amount of such attainment can compensate for fail- 
ure to touch the heart with the truth. It is not enough 
to know the truth; the minister must be sanctified 
by the truth. Both the radical liberalist and the rigidly 
orthodox intellectualist may raise their eye-brows at 
what the late Dr. Strong used to call "heart theology," 
but that is the only kind of theology which really 
works in either the life of the preacher or the lives 
of his hearers. By "heart theology" I do not mean a 
theology originated by the human heart, but a Bible 
theology which has touched and gripped the heart of 
the preacher. This is the ideal standard of education 
set up at Grace Seminary. 

Educational ideals, of course, are never completely 
realized. If they were, we would understand that 
they were too low in the first place. Nevertheless, 
from time to time we see here indications of progress. 
At the close of the last semester, while looking over 
final examination papers in my class on the Book of 
Romans, I found in one paper a personal testimony 
which is worth sharing with the friends of the sem- 
inary. The testimony was written as a footnote to a 
question dealing with the sixth chapter and its teach- 
ing on the truth of sanctification. The student wrote: 
"I just want to say, by way of personal testimony, that 
this truth has meant more to me than anything else 
in the course — to realize that, so far as sin is con- 
cerned, I am dead; it has no claims upon me; that 
Christ now lives in me unto God. And I believe that 
the victory this truth has given me has done much 
to make my ministry for Him effective. May it always, 
wherever you teach it, have a like effect upon your 
classes where it is needed." 

Since the terrible catastrophe at Pearl Harbor, 
many changes have taken place in the city of Hono- 
lulu. For one thing, it is reported that the great crime 
wave which had almost engulfed the city for the past 
year has now receded to an all-time low. Also, we 
learn, no alcoholic liquor — not even beer — has been 
sold across the many bars of that city since Dec. 7, 

If you ask why prohibition iias come to Honolulu, 
the answer is clear: the military authorities have found 
that minds befuddled with alcohol are not fit to cope 
with an enemy such as America faces now. The 
Roberts board of investigation, sent by President 
Roosevelt to find what was wrong at Pearl Harbor, 
reported that there was no more drunkenness than 
usual among the armed forces at the time of the 
disaster. But evidently the military commanders de- 
cided that even that was too much. This is good news 
to all of us. 

But if the rule is good in Honolulu, sensible men will 
ask whether the same rule might not help here at 
home. Sensible men, however, seem to be still in the 
minority in our home government. When, to supply 
war needs for commercial alcohol, some of the great 
distilleries were ordered to discontinue the making of 
beverages, a great howl went up from the wet news- 
papers. But government officials quickly assured the 
drinkers that there was no cause for worry, that 
there were sufficient millions of gallons aging in stor- 
age to supply their needs for the next five years. 


The Brethren Missionary Herald is published weekly, 
four times a month, or 48 times a year, at Herald Press. 
Inc., 1300 West 9th St., Cleveland, Ohio, by the Brethren 
Missionary Herald Co., 3326 So. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, 

Subscription Price: In the United States and possessions. 

$1.00 a year; Foreign countries, $1.50 a year. 


Secretary of Publications: Leo Polman 

Business Office Secretary: Miss Phyllis Elder 

Editorial Office Secretary: Miss Grace Allshouse 


President: Herman Hoyt Secretary: R. D. Ore 

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Drunkenness as usual, therefore, will be the rule for 
the present here at the home base. 


It is not often that anyone of consequence in the 
movie colony gets a red face; but according to a very 
sober and conservative commentator of the doings 
out there, this actually happened. The story is in 
brief as follows: 

A recent popular work of fiction is being prepared 
for the screen. The central figure of the book is a 
priest. And, to quote the exact words of the commen- 
tator, one of the difficulties of the producer "is find- 
ing an actor who has led a comparatively blameless 
life." He is not expecting to find an angel for the 
part, but "he wants a reasonably admirable man for 
the role." The main trouble seems to be that too 
many of the actors who might fill the part have been 
principals in divorce actions. 

If you wonder why Hollywood should suddenly get 
squeamish over the divorce problem, the probable an- 
swer is not that morality is becoming the fashion 
there, but that the men who produce pictures have 
a healthy fear of the Roman Catholic church, which 
with all its shortcomings would doubtless resent seeing 
the part of a priest played by an adulterer. 

If the hero were a protestant preacher, the problem 
of the producer would not be so acute. Those Pro- 
testant churches whose members support and attend 
the movies, are not greatly concerned about the di- 
vorce evil. 


The 21st Quadrennial Convention of the Interna- 
tional Council of Religious Education holding its ses- 
sions in Chicago, brought Minnesota's Gov. Stassen 
to deliver one of the main addresses to its 1000 dele- 
gates. According to reports, the speaker declared that 
"we can regird the spiritual foundations of our dem- 
ocracy only if every citizen makes a religion a living 
force in his own life." 

There is much in the Governor's statement with 
which the Christian will agree. For example, first, it 
is true that no democracy can succeed without "spirit- 
ual foundations." Second, "every citizen" must regard 
spiritual matters as a responsibility which cannot be 
shifted to other men. And third, it is not enough to 
be merely in favor of religion, but every citizen must 
make it a "living force in his own life." So far all 
this is very good. But there is one ominous omission. 

Just what is this "relig-ion" recommended by the 
Governor of Minnesota as the necessary foundation 
of personal and national life? There are all kinds 
of "religion." The Japanese have "religion." So does 
Mr. Hitler. Of course. Gov. Stassen was not recom- 
mending that kind of religion. But what about the 
"religion" of Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick and his cult? 
Was he referring to that? It is the "religion" held 
probably by most of the men who run the affairs of 
the I.C.R.E. And some of us feel that the adoption of 

such a religion by the citizens of America would at 
last bring disaster, just as surely as it brought dis- 
aster to Germany and paved the way for the dreadful 
philosophy of Nazism. 

What this country needs is not some vague thing 
called "religion," but the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior 
and Lord. It would have created some embarrass- 
ment at the Chicago convention, I suppose, if Gov. 
Stassen had said anything like that. But somebody 
in high places had better begin to say it, if we are as 
a nation to escape the long arm of providential judg- 


About the same time that the I.C.R.E. Convention 
was discussing "religion" in Chicago, another group 
in the same city was busily drawing up a religious 
creed intended to represent the points of agreement 
between Roman Catholics, Protestants and Jew.s. It 
was signed by scores of leaders in these three groups, 
and then made public by the Secretary of the Chicago 
Round Table of Christians and Jews. 

The creed contains seven points which, boiled down 
somewhat, may be fairly stated as follows. 1, They be- 
lieve in one God. 2, They believe that man is more 
than a mere physical organism. 3, They believe that 
God's will is the final basis of morality and human 
freedom. 4, They believe that recognition of our de- 
pendence upon God is essential to human progress. 
5, They believe that God is interested in all human 
beings, and their rights should be respected. 6, They 
believe that the republican form is the best govern- 
ment for democratic peoples, but that liberty and hap- 
piness are possible only where moral and religious 
principles are accepted. 7, They believe that individ- 
ual rights are established by God, and therefore no 
man should be enslaved by his fellows. Concerning 
these seven points, the signers affirm in their pre- 
amble that "they are the spiritual foundation of our 
national life." 

Now I do not hesitate to pronounce the religion set 
forth by these seven points as a false religion. It is not 
a false religion because the seven propositions are 
not true. As a matter of fact, if I understand them., 
I think they are all true. Certainly, there is one true 
God, man is no mere physical organism, etc. But this 
religion leaves out Christ and His Redemptive work; 
and any religion that leaves Him out is false — not 
false in what it affirms necessarily, but false in what 
it omits. 

How can a religion be called "false" if all its affirm- 
ations are true? Let us forget religion for a moment 
and look at something that men think about more 
sensibly as rule. Consider the subject of bread. Let 
us suppose that you are hungry and in desperate need 
of bread. And so we get the bakers together and tell 
them to make some bread. But we find there is wide 
disagreement about what constitutes real bread. And 



SO, having failed to get them together completely, we 
decide that the bakers shall draw up a recipe for mak- 
ing bread, incorporating only those points on which all 
can agree. And so at last we come to you, the starv- 
ing man, with a seven point document; 1, Bread 
should be made of wheat. 2, It should not be adulter- 
ated. 3, It should be baked until done, etc. As we 
hand you the seven point formula, we remind you 
that this is a most remarkable document, that for the 
first time in modern times we had gotten all the 
bakers to agree on something. True, we are not yet 
able to offer you any bread, but you are asked to 
remember that this seven point agreement between 
the bakers deals with fundamentals and marks a 
great achievement in the direction of tolerance. And 
of course you would protest, if you were a sensible 
starving man, that what you need is bread, not merely 
a recipe for making bread; that without bread you will 
perish, in spite of all their fine rules for making 

"I am the Bread of Life," said our Lord Jesus Chrisi. 
And any system of religion or belief that leaves Him 
out is utterly false, regardless of the abstract truth 
of its philosophic affirmations. The real trouble with 
some of the leaders of Christendom is that they have 
forgotten the words of Christ, "Without Me ye can do 
nothing-." They have changed the words to read, 
"Without Me ye can do something-." They need to be 
reminded that religion without Christ is religion with 
no bread, and religion without bread is of no value 
to the human soul. Tolerance and agreement in the 
field of religion, we agree, are fine things, but you 
cannot eat them. And when even such fine things 
are valued above Him who is the Bread of Life, then 
men have become fools. Christ is more important 
than tolerance, more important than religious imity. 
Any so-called tolerance that is not based on Him will 
at last turn out to be utter intolerance; and any relig- 
ious unity not centered in His Person will finally be- 
come a curse to mankind. 

We are living in perilous times. We shall find safety 
only in holding fast to Christ. "He that honoreth 
not the Son, honoreth not the Father" (Jn. 5:23). 


From these friends, members of the First Brethren 
Church of Long Beach, California, there came to the 
seminary on Dec. 1, a gift on the annuity plan amount- 
ing to $5,000. Perhaps it should be explained again 
that the principal of such annuity gifts is not avail- 
able for expenditure by the seminary during the life- 
time of the givers, and that the seminary pays inter- 
est on the money for that period. However, we desire 
to say that Brother and Sister Bowman have set the 
interest figure unusually low, and by careful invest- 
ment of these funds it is hoped that the income will 
care for this interest with very little loss. It ought 
also be said that any loss of this nature is more than 
made up by other direct gifts which come to the sem- 

inary from these good friends. May the Lord bless 
and reward their generosity; and we trust that He 
may come before the gift becomes fully available to 
the seminary. 

We can think of no better place nor occasion to 
suggest Grace Seminary to other Brethren who may 
be looking for a place to invest funds for the Lord, 
than in connection with this report of our recent gifi 
from the Bowmans. There is a certain sense in which 
the work of the seminary cannot be brought to the 
attention of our churches as the work of home and 
foreign missions can. Some churches and pastors see 
the need in these fields because it is more direct and 
immediate, but they may not see clearly the seminary 
as an indispensable link between the home church 
and all missionary endeavor. Since this is bound to 
be true, the support of the training school for the 
workers must fall more largely upon those who have 
the long vision in such matters. Therefore, we trust 
that individual Christians who have funds or property 
which they desire to invest for the Lord's service may 
consider prayerfully the importance and need of the 
seminary. We shall be glad to discuss this matter, 
either by letter or personal conference, with any who 
may be interested. 

If you should have funds which you would like to 
see at work for the Lord after you are at home with 
Him, but you need the income from such funds during 
your lifetime, write to the President, Grace Theological 
Seminary, Winona Lake, Ind. The annuity plan is 
much safer than to provide for a gift in your will, 
it cannot be broken by any legal contest, and it secures 
an income for you from the funds during your lifetime. 


This important event in the seminary program had 
been originally scheduled for the second full week in 
January, which was the first week of the new semester, 
but for various reasons had to be postponed for two 
weeks. This change upset plans which at the time 
seemed very important; but we learned once more that 
God never permits our plans to fail unless He has some 
better plan for us. We had been praying that the 
Holy Spirit might take complete charge of this sea- 
son of intercession, and He quite evidently took our 
petition very literally in answering the prayer. 

The entire day of Jan. 29 was devoted to prayer. 
The forenoon session stressed confession and cleans- 
ing, the afternoon praise and missions, and the even- 
ing general prayer and special requests. At 5:30 both 
students and faculty members gathered in the library 
for a fellowship meal planned and directed by Mrs. 

Special speakers were Bro. V. C. Kelford, Orville D. 
Jobson, and H. B. Centz. Bro. Kelford spoke at the 
Wednesday chapel service on the double effect of true 
prayer, and at the forenoon session of the Day of 
Prayer on what is involved in genuine confession of 
sin. Bro. Jobson dealt with the work of God in the 
African mission at the afternoon session ,and also ad- 
dressed the seminary group at regular class hours. 


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Bro. Centz was with us on Friday following the Day 
of Prayer, speaking very helpfully on the value of 
Bible Theology in an hour of crisis. Among the 
guests present during the week were Brother and 
Sister Schaffer of Berne, Bro. Robert Ashman from 
Peru, and Rev. Machlin of the American Mission to 
the Jews. 

The results of such an occasion are never of such 
a nature that they can be analyzed statistically in 
any mechanical fashion, but some things are very 
evident. There is the joy and satisfaction which 
always attend the transfer of burdens to the Lord, 
a renewal of former vows and interest with refer- 
ence to the Lord's work, especially foreign missions, 
and the formation of a group which meets weekly 
for definite prayer about the latter work. This was 
due, under God, in no small way to the ministry of 
Bro. Jobson, and aided by the presence of Brother and 
Sister Morrill here during the time of their waiting 
to return to Africa. 




An Indian one day asked a preacher to give him 
two $1.00 bills for a $2.00 bill. The preacher asked, 
"Why?" The Indian replied, $1,00 for me to give to 
Jesus, and $1.00 for my wife to give." The preacher 
asked him if it was all the money he had. He said, 

The preacher was about to tell him, "It is too much," 
when the missionary to the Indians, who was stand- 
ing by, whispered: "It might be too much for a white 
man to give, but not too much for an Indian who has 
this year heard for the first time of the love of Jesus." 


July 20—31, 1941 

The following receipts issued in July were inadvertantly omitt.;d 
from the list of gifts printed in the Herald. Whether the Seminary 
office was at fault or whether the omission occurred at the printing 
office we do not know. But we desire to express our regret for the 
unfortunate circumstance and publish these gifts now to moke the 
printed reports complete. 

RECEIPTS Receipt No. Amt. 

Frank Coleman, Allentown, Pa., (Waterloo) 2803 $ 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Clyde Hileman, Uniontown, Pa 2804 25.00 

First Brethren Church, LaVerne, Calif 2805 11.25 

F. B. Miller, Cleveland, Ohio 2806 5.C0 

Listie Brethren Church, Listie, Pa 2807 5.00 

Mrs. C. A. Will, Rockwood, Pa. (Listie) 2808 5.00 

National Women's Missionary Council 2809 620.87 

Rev. H. W. Koontz, Roanoke, Va 2810 5.00 

Mrs. Dewey Murray, Roanoke, Va 281 1 5.00 

Miss Alice Kingery, Roanoke, Va 2812 5.00 

Rev. J. E. Patterson, Roanoke, Va. (Hollins) ... 2813 5.00 

Eureka Jubilee Singers Campaign, Southern Col... 2814 45.23 

Mr. & Mrs. S. F. Weber, Pittstown, N. J 2815 5.00 

Second Brethren Church, Los Angeles, Calif 2816 143.02 

— Mrs. Alva J. McCloin, Fin. Sec'y. 




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Sept. 1, 1941— Feb. 1, 1942 

The report which follows covers five months, including all Christ- 
mas offerings received to date. Once more we express deep grati- 
tude to God for the many good friends He has raised up for this 
ministry, ond especially for their ministry of intercession on our 

RECEIPTS Receipt No. Amt. 

Miss Louise Kimmel, Berne, Ind 2937 $ 5.00 

Mrs. Frances May, Washington, D. C 2938 10.00 

Miss Elvo Dyer, Washington, D. C 2939 10.00 

Miss Flo Mellick, Winona Lake, Ind 2940 3.00 

A Friend, Long Beach, Calif. (First) 2941 100.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Paul Dick, Grafton, W. Va 2942 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Curtis Morrill, Winona Lake, Ind... 2943 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Madden Crouse, Milledgeville, III... 2944 5.00 

Mrs. Ben Weaver, Noppanee, Ind 2945 5.00 

Dr. Louis S. Bouman, Long Beach, Cal. (First).. 2946 25.00 
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mayer, Winona Lake, Ind. 

(LA. 2nd) 2947 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. A. L. Lynn, Johnstown, Pa. (First).. 2948 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kyler, Johnstown, Pa. (1st). 2949 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Byron Noon, Johnstown, Pa. (1st).. 2950 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Redinger, Johnstown, Pa. (1st) 2951 10.00 
Sisterhood of Mary and Martha, Johnstown, Pa. 

(1st) 2952 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Moore, Johnstown, Pa. (1st).. 2953 4.00 

Mr. Clyde Hill, Johnstown, Pa. (1st) 2954 3.75 

Mrs. A. McClintrock, Johnstown, Pa. (1st) 2955 1.00 

Mary Ellen Resevitz, Johnstown, Pa. (1st) 2956 .40 

H. C. Dooley, Washington, D. C 2957 5.00 

First Brethren Church, Grafton, W. Va 2958 2.00 

Miss Vina Snyder, Canton, Ohio 2959 30.00 

R. A. Grieg, Roanoke, Vo 2960 5.00 

Mrs. S. A. Moore, Roanoke, Va 2961 1.00 

Mrs. Celia Shepherd, Roanoke, Va 2962 5 00 

Elwood Kingery, Roanoke, Va 2963 1.00 

Sisterhood of Mary and Martha, Roanoke, Va.. . 2964 10.00 

Mrs. J. H. Putt, Roanoke, Va 2965 5.00 

Lorena Meyer, Flora, Indiana 2966 10.00 

Mrs. A. B. Kidder, Canton, Ohio 2967 5.00 

Walter Miekley, Winona Lake, Ind. (Phila. 1st).. 2968 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Madden Crouse, Milledgeville, ill... 2969 5.00 
Rev. and Mrs. Homer A. Kent, Winona Lake, Ind. 

(Wash. D.C.) 2970 10.00 

Miss Independence Kendig, Dayton, Ohio (1st).. 2971 5.00 

Katherine Barflett, Dallas Center Iowa 2972 5.00 

Rev. R. E. Gingrich, Ellet, Ohio 2973 5.30 

Mr. and Mrs. E. Wallace, Ellet, Ohio 2974 15.00 

Harlan Bowers, Akron, 0. (Ellet) 2975 5.00 

Mrs. Johanna Coast, Ellet, Ohio 2976 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Long, Ellet, Ohio 2977 15.00 

Ellet Bible School 2978 25 00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Hayes, Ellet, Ohio 2979 2.00 

First Brethren Church, Ellet, Ohio 2980 9.25 

Ruth Croker, Philadelphia, Pa. (First) 2981 5.00 

Mrs. Edith Wenner, Long Beach, Calif. (First) 2982 10.00 

Gerald Polman, Cleveland, Tenn. (Ft. Wayne).. 2983 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Loughman, Brookville, 0. (Clayton). 2984 5.00 

A Friend, Brookville, O. (Clayton) 2985 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Beryl Whiting, Clayton, 2986 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Huddleston, Brookville, 

(Clayton) 2987 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Horner, Winona Lake, Ind. 

(Ft. Wayne) 2988 5,00 

A Friend, Long Beach, Calif. (First) 2989 100.00 

Dorcas Class, Pike Brethren Church, 

Mundy's Corners, Penna 2990 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Hood, Roann, Ind 2991 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Madden Crouse, Milledgeville, III... 2992 5.00 

Mr. ond Mrs. John Leistner, Rockford, 0. (Berne) . . 2993 5.00 

Men's Bible Class, Philadelphia 1st, Phila., Pa 2994 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Turner, Ellet, Ohio 2995 

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Hayes, Ellet, Ohio 2996 

Miss Gertrude Rumberg, Roanoke, Va 2997 

Rev. and Mrs. Paul Davis, Winona Lake, Ind. 

(Clay City) 2998 

Mrs. Henry M. Woods, Ventnor, Atlantic City, N.J. 2999 

Dr. and Mrs. J. M. Tibbals, Panora, Iowa 3000 

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Armstrong, Rittman, Ohio .... 3001 

Mr. ond Mrs. Herl Brickel, Rittman, Ohio 3002 

Miss Eula Blatter, Rittman, Ohio 3003 

Mr. and Mrs. Moynard Blatter, Rittman, Ohio . . 3004 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Blatter, Rittman, Ohio 3005 

James A. Blatter, Rittmon, Ohio 3006 

Rev. and Mrs. Arthur Carey, Rittman, Ohio 3007 

Charles Castor, Rittman. Ohio 3008 

Paul Castor, Rittman, Ohio 3009 

Miss Mary Fritz, Rittman, Ohio 3010 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Gammell, Rittman, Ohio 3011 

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hoover, Rittman, Ohio 3012 

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Lance, Rittman, Ohio 3013 

Mr. and Mrs. Oro Lance, Rittmon, Ohio 3014 

Forest Lance, Rittman, Ohio 3015 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kunkler, Rittman, Ohio . . 3016 

Mr. and Mrs. Verle Kosier, Rittman, Ohio 3017 

Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Moine, Rittman, Ohio 3018 

Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Moomaw, Rittman, Ohio .... 3019 

Mrs. Telia Oberdusky, Rittman, Ohio 3020 

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Pifer, Rittman, Ohio 3021 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Shultz, Rittman, Ohio 3022 

Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Slaybaugh, Rittman, Ohio .... 3023 

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Eolrer, Rittman, Ohio .... 3024 

Y. P. Sunday School Class, Rittman, Ohio 3025 

Senior Christian Endeavor, Rittman, Ohio 3026 

First Brethren Church, Rittman, Ohio 3027 

Prof, and Mrs. Homer A. Kent, 

Winona Lake, Ind. (Wash. D.C.) 3028 

Mrs. H. J. Prichard, Falls City, Nebr 3029 

Miss Minnie Mineor, Claypool, Ind 3030 

Mors. Sarah C. Yoder, Covina, California 3031 

Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Scow, Avenal, Cal. 

(L Beach 2nd) 3032 

Fred V. Kinzie, Kelsey, Cal 3033 

Rev. H. B. Centz, Yeodon, Penna 3034 

A Friend, Long Beach, Calif. (First) 3035 

Geo. C. Feathers, Cleveland, 3036 

Mrs. Fonnie Fornwolt, S. Euclid, 0. (Cleveland).. 3037 

Geo. Peer, Cleveland, 3038 

L S. Berkebille, Cleveland, 3039 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Such, Cleveland, 3040 

C. A. Hultgren, Cleveland, 3041 

Eorle E. Peer, Cleveland, 3042 

James Galloway, Cleveland, ■ Ohio 3043 

Builders S. S. Class, Cleveland, 3044 

Donald May, Cleveland, 3045 

Wade Putman, Cleveland, 3046 

Young People's Bible Class, Cleveland, 3047 

Mr. and Mrs. William Jones, Cleveland, 3048 

Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Miller, Cleveland, 3049 

Sunday School, 1st Brethren Church, Cleveland, 0. 3050 

First Brethren Church, Cleveland, 3051 

E. A. Myer, Flora, Indiana 3052 

Bethel Brethren Church, Berne, Ind 3053 

Mrs. James Bailey, Berne, Ind 3054 

Viola Witter, Rockford, 0. (Berne) 3055 

Addie E. Sipe, Wiilshire, 0. (Berne) 3056 

Mrs. Flora Coffee, Berne, Ind 3057 

First Brethren Church, Portis, Kan 3058 

Lois Seitz, Philadelphia, Pa. (First) 3059 

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wolfe, Lewisburg, 0. 

(Dayton 1st) 3060 

Mr. and Mrs. James Lemmon, Kittanning, Pa. ... 3061 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jordan, Kittanning, Pa. ... 3062 

Rev. G. W. Kinzie, Kittanning, Pa 3063 

Sunday School, 1st Brethren Ch., Kittanning, Pa.. 3064 

Arthur E. Phelps, Long Beach, Cal. (First) 3065 

Mrs. Edith Hendrickson, Ontario, Cal. (LaVerne). 3066 

Rev. R. Paul Miller, Berne, Indiana 3067 

First Brethren Church, Danville, 0. (Danville).. 3068 

Wilma and Nellie Mogers, Howard, 0. (Danville) 3069 











EBRUARY 28, 1942 

\t. and Mrs. Ross Magers & Son, 

Howard, U. ( Lianviiie) 3070 15.00 

anville S. S., Danville, 0. (Danville) 3071 14.00 

Ir. and Mrs. R. D. Conrad, Butler, 0., (Danville) 3072 10.00 

Irs. Hugh tfanburg, Danville, O. (Danville) 3073 5.00 

\r. and Mrs. basil McElroy, Danville, 0. 

(Danville) 3074 5.00 

Ir. and Mrs. Thurman Strouse, 

Danville, O. (Danviiie) 3075 5.00 

Irs. loa Conkie, Danviiie, 0. (Danville) 3076 1.00 

Us. S.nia Wneaion, Danville, 0. (Danville) 3077 1.00 

, hr.end, Danville, O. (Danville) 3078 5.00 

Ir. and Mrs. Lester Bechtel, 

E. Canton, V. (Canton) 3079 2.00 

\r. and Mrs. LeRoy Bell, Canton, O. (Canton) . . 3080 2,00 

/. G. Crawford, E. Canton, O. (Canton) 3081 2.00 

ks. J. Davenport, E. Canton, 0. (Canton) 3082 1.00 

\r. and Mrs. Kaul Guittar, 1920 3rd St., S.E. 

(Canton) 3083 6.00 

lorry Hraston, Canton, O. (Canton) 3084 1.00 

<rs. A. B. Kidder, Contan, O. (Canton) 3085 3.00 

arl Knop, Canton, 0. (Canton) 3086 1.00 

\r. and Mrs. R. W. Lape (Canton) 3087 1.00 

liss June Morsh (Conton) 3088 1.00 

Irs. Clara Miller (Conton) 3089 .25 

\r. and Mrs. Geo. Meiser (Canton) 3090 1.00 

Irs. Willa Ocheltree (Canton) 3091 2.00 

\r. and Mrs. D. E. Rice (Canton) 3092 2.00 

/ray Shonkel, Louisville, 0., R.R. No. 2 (Canton) 3093 5.00 

Irs. Celia Schapp (Canton) 3094 1.00 

4r. and Mrs. Guy Reynolds (Canton) 3095 1.50 

. J. Smith, North Industry, O. (Canton) 3096 100 

\r. and Mrs. R. B. Smith, 315 Beiden, N.E. 

(Canton) 3097 10,00 

Irs. Carl Shaffer, 3819 Vernon, N.W. (Canton).. 3098 30.00 

ack Shaffer, 3819 Vernon, N.W. (Canton) 3099 1.00 

ob Shaffer, 3819 Vernon, N.W. (Canton) 3100 5.00 

Ion White, (Canton) 3101 1.35 

. Brumbaugh (Canton) 3102 1.00 

irst Brethren Church, Canton, 0. (Canton) 3103 .25 

ev. A. D. Cashman, Ashland, 0. (Mansfield) .. 3104 5.00 

\t. and Mrs. R. Mossie, Mansfield, 0. (Mansfield) 3105 1.00 

\r. and Mrs. J. Guthrie, (Mansfield) 3106 .1.20 

\r. and Mrs. R. Armentrout, Telford, Tenn. 

(Limestone) 3107 5.00 

\. D. Arnold, Telford, Tenn. (Limestone) 3108 5.00 

elia Arnold, Telford, Tenn. (Limestone) 3109 3.00 

/. E. Swinney, Telford, Tenn. (Limestone) 3110 5.00 

. F. Brobeck, Telford, Tenn. (Limestone) 3111 1.00 

4rs. J. M. Mongold, Telford, Tenn. (Limestone) . 3112 1.00 

4iss Mary Pence, Limestone, Tenn 3113 5.00 

Irs. Gilbert Broyles, Limestone, Tenn 3114 1.00 

\r. and Mrs. 0. E. McCrocken, 

Washington College (Limestone) 3115 2.00 

idult C.E., Limestone, Tenn. (Limestone) 3116 3.00 

^rs. Clelia Shepherd, 1116 Pinkney St., 

Roanoke, Va 3117 5.00 

Ar. and Mrs. W. K. Jefferson, Roanoke, Va 3118 2.00 

/<iss Goldie Hale, Roanoke, Va 31 19 2.00 

. M. Donahue, Roanoke, Va 3120 .50 

/trs. J. C. Gilmer, Shawsville, Va. (Roanoke) ... 3121 5.00 
Ar. and Mrs. K. E. Richardson, 

331 Arbutus, Roanoke, Va 3122 10.00 

Ars. 0. R. Keith, 1705 Carroll Ave., Roanoke, Va. 3123 5.00 

Aiss Ruth Richardson, Roanoke, Va 3124 1.00 

Ar. and Mrs. H. E. Mills, 711 Montrose, 

Roanoke, Va 3125 5.00 

^has. Slaydon, Jr., Baltimore, Md., Roanoke, Va... 3126 1.00 

[. G. Perdue, Roanoke, Va 3127 1.00 

Embassadors Class Roanoke, Va 3128 22.73 

Ars. S. A. Moore, Roanoke, Va 3129 1.00 

Knna Mae Purdue, Roanoke, Va 3130 .17 

ilwood Kingery, Roanoke, Va 3131 1.00 

Ar. and Mrs. D. Croid, 3747 Bouvier St., 

Philadelphia, Pa. (First) 3132 5.00 

Ars. Paul Sheehon, Cleveland, 3133 1.00 

'ellow Creek Brethren Church, Hopewell, Pa 3134 5.32 

Aiss Wyma Ademo, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3135 5.00 

Ars. Susie Alexander, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3136 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Andrews, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3137 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Andrews, Long Beach, Col. 1st 3138 150.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Anthony, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3139 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Auge, Long Beach, Cal. 1st.. 3140 5.00 

Mr. T. E. Austin, Long beach. Col. 1st 3141 5.00 

Mr. R. H. Bailey, Long Beach, Col. 1st 3142 10.00 

Mr. Samuel Baker, Long Beach, Calif. 1st 3143 5.00 

Dr. Louis S. Baumon, Long Beach, Calif. 1st ... 3144 50.00 

Mrs. Louis S. bauman, Long Beach, Col. 1st .... 3145 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Chos. beotty. Long Beach, Col. 1st. 3146 5.00 
Mr. ad Mrs. R. Benson, Big Creek, Cal. 

Long Beach, Col. 1st 3147 5.00 

Floyd H. Brakeman, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3148 5.00 

R. W. Brown, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3149 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Buerkin, Long Beach, Cal. 1st.. 3150 5.00 

Mrs. Geo. C. Bulach, Long Beach, Cal. 1st .... 3151 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Burch, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3152 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Burt, Long Beach, Cal. 1st. 3153 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. James 0. Clunk, Lg Beach, Cal. 1st 3154 5.00 

Coast Ice Cream Co., Long Beach Cal. 1st. . . . 3155 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. 0. E. Colburn, Lg Beach, Col 1st.. 3156 10.00 

Mrs. Ruth Cole, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3157 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Cole, Long Beach, Col. 1st 3158 5.00 

Mrs. B. Comstock, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3159 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Coon, Long Beqch, Cal. 1st 3160 100.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. B. Coon, Long Beach, Col. 1st 3161 15.00 
Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Coplin, Huntington Beach 

Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3162 20.00 

Mrs. Jessie D. Cunningham, Long Beach, Col. 1st. 3163 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Drew Davis, Long Beach, Cal. 1st... 3164 5.00 

Mrs. Martha Denlinger, Long Beach, Cal. 1st .. 3165 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Drum, Long Beach, Cal. 1st .3166 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Dunjill, Long Beach, Col. 1st. . 3167 25.00 

W. Russell Eaton, Long Beach, Cal Isr 3168 5.00 

Sibley Edmiston, Long Beach, Col. 1st 3169 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Esser, Long Beach, Cal. 1st. 3170 5.00 

Mrs. Christie Eye, Long Beach, Col. 1st 3171 100.00 

Mrs. Clara Fairbanks, Long Beach, Col. 1st 3172 5.00 

Jesse H. Feller Family, Long Beach, Col. 1st 3173 5.00 

Mrs. Lillie Fisher, Long Beach, Col. 1st 3174 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Gallup, Long Beach, Col. 1st.. 3175 5.00 
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Garwood, Culver City, 

Long Beach, Col. 1st 3176 11.36 

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Goodall, Long Beach, Col. 1st.. 3177 5.00 

Mrs. 'Betty Goode, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3178 5.00 

Mrs. Clara Graham, Long Beach, Col. 1st 3179 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Gunn, Long Beach, Cal. 1st. 3180 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Chos. F. Halberg, Lg Beach, Col. 1st 3181 5.00 

Robert C. Hayden, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3182 5.00 

Mrs. W. S. Hearn, Banning, Cal. 

Long Beach, Col. 1st 3183 15,00 

Miss Frances Heorn, Banning, Cal., 

Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3184 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Herring, Culver City, 

Long Beach, Cal. 1st '. 3185 15,00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. Herring, Long Beach, Cal. 1st, , 3186 5.00 

Don Herring, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3187 5.00 

Mrs. Lenore Hill, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3188 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Hinkel, Bellflower, Col. 

Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3189 25.00 

Geo. Hocking Family, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3190 100.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Hussey, Bellflower, Cal. 

Long Beach, Col. 1st 3191 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wynn B. Jenison, Von Nuys, Cal. 

Long Beach, Col. 1st 3192 5.00 

Mrs. Anna Johnson, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3193 5.00 

Mrs. Mary Jordan, Long Beach, Cal. Ist 3194 5.00 

Mr. ond Mrs. John I. Judd, Long Beach, Col. 1st.. 3195 10.00 

Miss Geroldine Judd, Long Beach, Cal. Ist 3196 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. Karroker, Long Beach, Cal 3197 15.00 

F. A. Keeler, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3198 5.00 

Mrs. Caroline Kempf, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3199 5.00 

Miss Eleanor G. Kent, Long Beach, Col. 1st , , , . 3200 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. B. King, Long Beach, Cal. 1st, , 3201 5,00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Krodjian, Long Beach, Cal. 1st, , 3202 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. James E. Lady, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3203 6.00 

Joseph Lolly, Long Beach, Col. 1st 3204 5.00 

V. E. Larson, Long Beach, Col. 1st 3205 5.50 

Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Loughlin, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3206 5.00 



Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lichti, Long Beach, Cal. 1st. . . 3207 5.00 
Mr and Mrs. Lloyd M. Lockwood, Norwaik, Cal. 

' Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3208 10,00 

Mr and Mrs. C. H. Loef, Lokewood Village, Cal. 

Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3209 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lorenz, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3210 10.00 

Mr and Mrs. Harold Lovejoy, Long Beoch, Cal. 1st 3211 15.00 

E. E. Luther, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3212 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lyon, Long Beach, Cal. 1st. 3213 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry McNeeley, Lg Beacn, CaL 1st 3214 5.00 

W. F. McPheeters, Long beach, Cal. 1st 3215 5.00 

Martins & Hunters, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3216 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Marvin, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3217 5 00 

Mellen Family, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3218 8.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Milton, Long Beach, Cal. 1st.. 3219 5.00 

Mrs Ruth Minor, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3220 5.00 

Miss Mary Muiloy, Visalia, Col,, L.B, 1st 3221 10,00 

Minnie R, and George Nelson, Lg Beach, Cal. 1st 3222 lO.UO 

Dr. and Mrs. 0. A. Nelson, Long Beach, Cal. 1st. 3223 10.00 

H. R. Newlin, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3224 7.00 

Chas. J Nichols, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3225 15.00 

Johanna Nielsen, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3226 10.00 

Mr and Mrs. Alan S. Pearce, Long Beach 1st ., . 3227 10,00 

Claude Pearson, San Pedro, Cal., L,6, 1st 3228 7,00 

Mrs, Claude Pearson, San Pedro, Cal,, LB, 1st ., . 3229 10,00 

Mrs. Florece Powell, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3230 5.00 

Miss B. B. Quaintance, Long Beach, Cal. 1st .. . . 3231 6,00 

Mrs. Julia Reaugh, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3232 5,00 

Mr and Mrs, G, Riddlebarger, Culver City, 

■ Long Beach, Cal, Ist 3233 5,00 

Mr, and Mrs, E, B. Ross, Long Beach, Cal, 1st . , , , 3234 5,00 

Mrs, Ethel Ryan, Long Beach, Cal, 1st 3235 5 00 

Mr, and Mrs, Earl Schrock, Long Beach, Cal, 1st. . 3236 5,28 

Mabel A, Seelig, Long Beach, Cal. Isl 3237 5.00 

Miss Eva Simms, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3238 5.00 

Mrs E W. Simpson, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3239 5,00 

Sterling D, Smith, Long Beach, Col, 1st 3240 5,00 

Mr, and Mrs, W, T, Stettenbenz, L.B, 1st 3241 5,C0 

Mr, and Mrs, R, E. Stevens, Lang Beach, Cal. 1st. 3242 6.00 

Mr and Mrs, Cal Strobele, Long Beach, Cal, 1st. 3243 5,00 

Mr, and Mrs, J, A, Sundstrom, LB, 1st 3244 10,00 

Maurice Thompson, Long Beach, Cal, 1st 3245 5,00 

Mrs. Maurice Thompson, Long Beach, Cal. 1st . 3246 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R, V, Traywick, Long Beach, Cal, 1st 3247 6,30 

Mr and Mrs, C, E, Trimmer, Long Beach, Cal, 1st 3248 5,00 

Mr and Mrs, Dumont Voorhees, LB, 1st 3249 10,00 

Mr, and Mrs, D, E. Waller, Long Beach, Cal, 1st 3250 5.50 

Miss Nettie White, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3251 50.00 

Mrs. M, LaVernie Wilbur, Long Beach, Cal, 1st. . 3252 25,00 

Mrs, Florence Willcutts, Long Beach, Cal, 1st.,, 3253 5,00 

Mr, and Mrs, Merle Willsutts, LB, 1st 3254 5,00 

Mrs. Lena Wormer, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3255 5.00 

A Member, First Brethren Church, L.B. 1st 3256 5,00 

A.B.C., Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3257 50.00 

A Friend, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3258 5.80 

A Friend, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3259 50.00 

A Friend, Long Beach, Cal, 1st 3260 25.00 

A Member, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3261 5.00 

No. 326, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 3262 5.00 

First Brethren Church and Sunday School 

Long Beach, Col. 1st 3263 455.10 

Miss Abbie A, Baker, Washington, D, C 3264 1,00 

Frank Campbell, Washington, D. C 3265 1.00 

Mrs. A. A. Foiroil, Washington, D. C 3266 1,00 

A, W, Fields, Washington, D, C 3267 2,00 

Mamie 0, Griggs, Washington, D, C 3268 ,50 

Wilbur S, King, Washington, D, C 3269 5,00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Manherz 3270 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Merrick 3271 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Munch, Washington, D. C. . 3272 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J, N, Parks, Washington, D, C, ... 3273 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. B. N, Schneider, Washington, D. C. 3274 10.00 

Mrs. Nellie Short, Washington, D. C 3275 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Tamkin, Washington, D. C... 3276 25,00 

Mrs, Mary Taylor, Washington, D, C 3277 10.00 

Washington, D. C, First Brethren Church . . . 3278 3,00 
Mrs. D. B. Sampson, Branchville, Md. 

Washington, D. C 3279 10.00 

Miss Katherine Sampson, Branchville, Md. 

Washington, D. C 3280 

Miss Helen Anderson, Hyattsville, Md., Wash., D.C. 3281 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Brown, Alexandria, Va., Wash. D.C. 3282 

Mrs. Katie Davis, Hyattsviile, Md., Wash., D.C... 3283 
Mr. and Mrs. C. R, Niedomanski, Silver Spring, Md, 

Washington, D, C 3284 

First Brethren Church, Glendale, Calif 3285 

First Brethren Sunday Scnool, Glenaale, Calif,.., 32»6 

Mrs, Nellie Kistner, Morrill, Kansas 3287 

Mrs, Belle Stoner, Morrill, Kansas 3288 

Ccnemaugh Brethren Church, Conemauc;h, Pa,... 3289 

West Alexandria Biole Class, W. Alexandria, 0.. . 3290 

Jack Kempton, Bridgman, Mich. (New Troy) 3291 

Chas. Baumeister, Bridgman, Mich. (New Troy).. 3292 

Rev. ond Mrs. Russell Williams, New Troy, Mich... 3293 

New Troy Brethren Church, New Troy, Mich. (N.T.) 3294 

Mr, and Mrs, Sam Anderson, Roann, Ind, (Peru) .. 3295 

Mrs. Barbara Musser, Nappanee, Ind 3296 

Dwight Erteld, Deep River, Iowa (Pleas. Grove.).. 3297 

Mr. and Mrs. John Myers, Williamsburg, la. (P.G.) 3298 

Rev. R, H, Kettell, North English, la, (P, G.) ..., 3299 

August Siefker, Deep River, la, (Pleasant Grove). 3300 

Donald Faos, North English, la. (Pleas. Grove).. 3301 

Erwin Gail and Winnie Davis, Marengo, la. 'P.G.) 3302 

John Siefker, Deep River, la. (Pleas. Grove) .... 3303 
Mr. and Mrs. E. Burdette Lortz, Williamsburg, 

la. (Pleasant Grove) 3304 

Pleasant Grove Brethren Church, 

Williamsburg, la. (Pleasant Grove) 3305 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Flickinger, Lanark, III 3306 

Rev. W. H. Schaffer, Berne, Ind 3307 

Rev. and Mrs. Ord Gehman, Conemaugh, Pa. (Vinco) 3308 

F. R. Westcott, Seattle, Wash. (Sunnyside) 3309 

Clarence Leidy, Pike Breth. Ch., Mundys Cor., Pa. 3310 

Mary Jane White (P. B.C.) Mundys Corners, Pa. . 3311 

Glen Crouse Family (P. B.C.) Mundys Corners, Pa. 3312 

Louis Diamond (P. B.C.) Mundys Corners, Pa. .. 3313 

Geo. Rose Family (P. B.C.) Mundys Corners, Pa... 3314 

A Friend (P. B.C.) Mundys Corners, Pa 3315 

John Griffith Family (P. B.C.) Mundys Corners, Pa. 3316 

Russell Calycomb Family (P. B.C.) Mundys Cor., Pa. 3317 

S. C. Cunningham Family (P. B.C.) Mundys C, Pa. 3318 

A Friend (P. B.C.) Mundys Corners, Pa 3319 

C. D. Kerr Family (P. B.C.) Mundys Corners, Pa. 3320 

Harold Rose Family, (P. B.C.) Mundys Corners, Pa. 3321 

Mrs. Josephine Kerr (P. B.C.) Mundys Corners, Pa. 3322 

C. B. Singer Family (P. B.C.) Mundys Corners, Pa. 3323 

Miss Faye Blackford (P.B.C.) Mundys Cor., Pa... 3324 

A Friend (P.B.C.) Mundys Corners, Pa 3325 

Rev. K. B. Ashmon Family (P.B.C.) Mundys C, Pa. 3326 

C. B. Goughnour Family (P.B.C.) Mundys C, Pa... 3327 

Walter Rose Family (P.B.C.) Mundys Corners, Pa. 3328 

John Popovich Family (P.B.C.) Mundys C, Pa. .. 3329 

Geo. Cunningham (P.B.C.) Mundys Corners. Pa. . 3330 

Harry Knauer, (P.B.C.) Mundys Corners, Pa 3331 

Timothy Kerr (P.B.C.) Mundys Corners, Pa 3332 

Mrs. Sally Leonard (P.B.C.) Mundys Corners, Pa. 3333 

Theo Kerr Family (P.B.C.) Mundys Corners, Pa. 3334 

Jackson Dishong Family (P.B.C.) Mundys Cor., Pa. 3335 

Miss Verna Rose (P.B.C.) Mundys Corners, Pa... 3336 

Glen Rose (P.B.C.) Mundys Corners, Pa 3337 

Pike Brethren Church, Mundys Corners, Pa 3338 

Pike Brethren S.S. Mundays Corners, Pa 3339 

Mrs. Hady, 417 Allen St., Waterloo Iowa 3340 

Mrs. Maggie Peck 272 Hammond, Waterloo, la.. . 3341 

Mrs. N. P. Sorenson Miami, Fla. Waterloo, la 3342 

Maudeen Gaymon, 653 W. 11th St., Waterloo la... 3343 

Dr. J. C. Beal 1760 Williston, Waterloo, la 3344 

Grace Brethren Church Waterloo, la 3345 

Peter Leichty, Cleveland, Ohio 3346 

Mrs. Ann Swoils, Lakeside, Mich. (New Troy).... 3347 

Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Burkett Dayton, O. (1st) 3348 

Rev. and Mrs. R. D. Barnard, Dayton, 0. (1st) .. 3349 
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bolender, Miamisburg, 0. 

Dayton 0. (1st) 3350 

Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Long, Dayton, 0. (1st) 3351 

Mr. ond Mrs. G. H. Draham, Dayton, 0. (1st).... 3352 

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Baker Dayton, 0, (1st) 3353 

FEBRUARY 28, 1942 


By REV. R. H. KETTELL, pastor, Pleasant Grove Brethren Church 
North English, Iowa 

It would not be difficult lor the world to understand 
how God could love saints and provide good things 
for them. Their loyalty would draw from His heart 
of love. But it is hard to Icnow how God could love 
sinners and provide for them a Savior. I John 4:10: 
"Herein is love, not that we loved God but that He 
loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for 
our sins." In Rom. 5:8,10: "God commendeth His 
love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, 
Christ died for us." "For if, when we were enemies 
we are reconciled to God by the death of His Son." 
Surely, this is the proof of God's love for us. Thou- 
sands of men and women have been saved because 
they saw the great truth of the 53rd chapter of Isaiah: 
"He was wounded for our transgressions. He was 
bruised for our iniquities; the chastisment of our 
peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are 
healed." "Beloved, if God so loved us we ought also 
to love one another" (I Jn. 4:11). 

The love of Christ is shed abroad in our hearts by 
the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. In Col. 1:8 
we read of "your love in the Spirit." Our text tells 
us that the Holy Ghost was given to us. He was 
given unto us because He loved us. His divine life is 
the source of divine love. The love of God gives, 
and gives again. This love that was in Christ is a 

Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Bowser, Dayton, 0. (1st) .... 3354 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kemp, R. 4 Dayton 0.( (1st) 3355 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Lentz R. 4, Dayton, 0. (1st) . 3355 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Yount, Dayton, 0. (1st).. 3357 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Barnhart, Dayton, 0. (1st).. 3358 5.00 

Mrs. W. C. Teeter and Groce Buck, (D'ton 0. 1st) 3359 5.00 

Miss Carrie Wogoman, Dayton, 0. (1st) 3360 10.00 

George Wogoman, Dayton, O. ( 1st) 3361 5.00 

Miss Independence Kendig, Dayton, 0. (1st) 3362 5.00 

Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell, Dayton, 0. (1st) 3363 5.00 

Wesley Holler, Dayton, 0. (1st) 3364 ^.00 

Up Streamers Class, Dayton, 0. (1st) 3365 5.00 

Home Builders Class, Dayton, 0. (1st) 3366 5.00 

Junior Dept. Sunday School, Doyton, 0. (1st)... 3367 10.00 

First Brethren S. S., Dayton, O. (Gen.) (1st).... 3368 6.97 

Mr. and Mrs. 0. E. Diehl, Dayton, 0. (1st) 3369 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Horn, R. 10, Dayton, 0. (1st) 3370 5.00 

Mrs. Belle Ewing, Dayton, 0. ( 1st) 3371 5.00 

First Brethren Church, Dayton, 0. (1st) 3372 26.22 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Feathers, Cleveland, Ohio . . . 3373 10.00 

Total $ 

— Mrs. Alva J. McCloin, Fin. Sec'y. 

revelation of God. There stands the cross, a mani- 
festation of God's love for man. "For God so loved 
the world that He gave His only begotten Son that 
whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have 
everlasting life." 

This divine love should be very practical in our 
lives, and be so worked out in us that men should 
behold the wonder of God's love. In Rom. 13 we are 
taught that love is the fulfilling of the law. We think 
of Joseph sold into Egypt by his brothers, ill-treated — 
and yet he showed a noble spirit. His choice of right- 
eousness was definite and positive. He suffered wrong 
but remained generous; lied about he was cast into 
prison, forgotten by those whom he befriended; and 
yet without complaint! If this could be true of one 
in the Old Testament days, how should we act today, 
since we have the Holy Ghost shed abroad in our 
hearts? Surely, we should heed Paul's council when 
he said, "Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil 
with good." 

God does not demand of us perfect service, but He 
does desire of us a perfect love. A little blind girl 
tried very hard to write a letter to her father, who 
was away on a long journey. Strings were put across 
the furniture, and with great effort she tried to make 
large letters. It was very crude and full of errors, 
but exceedingly precious to the father. The production 
was not perfect, but the love was perfect. This is 
the perfection that God desires. Through love to 
Him, we are to be servants one of another. Christian 
love can only be possessed by a regenerated person. 
Without salvation we can have natural affection, but 
Christian love is the fruit of the Spirit. It is unselfish. 
"Love suffereth long and is kind; love envieth not; 
love vaunteth not itself., is not puffed up, doth not be- 
have itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily 
provoked, taketh no account of evil; rejoiceth not in 
unrighteousness, but re.ioiceth with the truth." And 
in I John 3:16 we find, "Hereby perceive we the love 
of God, because He laid down His life for us: and we 
ought to lay down our lives for the brethren." 

Everywhere are hungry souls destitute of His grace. 
Because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts 
by the Holy Spirit, we should show forth the love of 
Christ. In II Cor. 4:10: "Always bearing about in our 
body the dying of the Lord Jesus." Jesus said, "With- 
out Me you can do nothing." And Paul said, "I can 
do all things through Christ Which strengtheneth 
me." This ministry is to be in the power of the Spirit, 
for the "fruit of the Spirit is love." Fruit belongs to 
character, and this fruit of love is to characterize all 


^^^anJziMXf. Out yau^ C)4ja4^ Salacitlan 


JAMES S. COOK, Dallas Center, Iowa 

It is not my purpose to criticise, but to warn thiose 
who believe that 'salvation' is a matter of 'works'; 
for I can recall when I was of that opinion myself. 
And I think Paul must have had an idea like that 
when he was persecuting the early church. He too 
was in dead earnest, and you recall he said, "I verily 
thought with myself that I ought to do many things;" 
and he goes on to enumerate them, which he found 
were contrary to the will of God. So it is not what 
we think, but what God has said about it. 

Now let us turn to Phil. 2:12, from which our sub- 
ject is taken. At first glance it may seem to carry 
out the thought of our subject. But let us read it 
carefully, "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always 
obeyed, not as in my presence only but now much more 
in my absence, 'Work out our own salvation with fear 
and trembling'!" But please, don't stop right in the 
middle of this glorious truth, read on: "For it is God 
which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good 
pleasure." Cannot you see it is not your working and 
doing, but God working in and thru you? 

How well I recall when a very small boy, that 1 
was always wanting to drive my father's horses, and 
they were pretty lively. So my father would often give 
me the tail end of the lines. But I was not satisfied 
with that; I could see I was not getting all the honor, 
so I would slip my hands out in front of his. Things 
went along quite well as long as he managed from be- 
hind. But when I got them into my hands alone, you 

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disciples. This love is essential in soul winning. Great 
soul winners have alwa.ys been men and women of 
compassion. John Knox cried, "Give me Scotland or 
I die." The showing forth of the love of God in us 
and through us is the need of the world toay. The 
gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ is a gospel of love and 
not of hate. The Holy Ghost shed abroad in our 
hearts will cause us to be separated, cleansed, joyful, 
useful; and with the Word of God we can go forth to 
bring men to Christ. 

Then this love of God in our hearts can make us 
a blessing to other Christians. We need one another 
today. Many are sorely tried and burdened. Parents 
and children have been separated because of the de- 
mands of war. How we need Spirit-filled Christians 
who can sympathize, and care enough to pray, and 
love with a heart that God has touched. Many today 
do not realize how thirsty they are until they con- 
tact One from Whom the "rivers of living water" are 
flowing. If this love of God in our lives touches needy 
souls, they will touch others, and then others. Thus 
God works. May it be true of us as was said of Jona- 
than. "And Jonathan, Saul's son, arose and went to 
David into the wood and strengthened his hand in 

So finally, 'Beloved, let us love, for love is of God." 
"The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the 
Holy Ghost;" therefore, let us be filled with the Spirit 
in order that through "the love of the Spirit" we may 

can imagine what happened very soon. No, it is God 
working in us. It is His unseen hand that is keeping 
things in line. I may be, and no doubt am, in the 
foreground, taking the credit to myself, doing a lot of 
boasting, but it only shows the self-conceit in me. 

When but a boy at home, my father bought a cow 
from a neighbor one time. The neighbor was kind 
enough to let my father have the cow to milk, while 
he worked out. Now that is a very good idea of what 
I used to think salvation was — something you had to 
work out, and that took a lifetime to do it; and if 
you failed you lose it all. Let us thank God that it 
is nothing like that. W.P.A. would be better than 
that, for they do not expect much. Oh, my brother, 
when "God so loved the world that He gave His only 
only begotten Son," he made a gift out of it. The 
moment you give or do something for it, it is no longer 
a gift. Here is the way Paul puts it in Rom. 11:5: 
"And if by grace, then it is no more works; otherwise 
grace is no more grace." And in Eph. 2:8,9: "For by 
grace are you saved thru faith; and that not of 
yourselves; it is the gift of God; not of works, lest any 
many should boast." 

And after all there is no salvation unless it is ac- 
companied with a new birth. Jesus told Nicodemus, 
"Except a man be born again, he cannot see the king- 
dom of God" (John 3:3). And again, "That which 
is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born 
of the Spirit is spirit" (John 3:6i. And in John 1: 
12,13; "But as many as received Him, to them gave He 
power to become the sons of God, even to them that 
believe on His name; which were born not of blood, 
nor of the will of man, but of God." You must be 
born again, and from above, and become a new crea- 
ture in Christ Jesus. It is not even the old nature 
made over, but a new man. 

Is there not some place for works? Most assuredly. 
We do not grow into grace; but once we have been 
planted there, we ought to grow, and bring forth 
fruit. That is what vine yards and fruit trees are 
for. And, my brother, when I hear a lot of boasting 
and can see or find no sign of fruit, I have a right to 
place a question mark in front of that life. Perhaps 
God would not; but He tells me, that "by their fruit 
ye shall know them." These are days when the world 
should be seeing some of the fruits of the Spirit, of 
the professing church. And after all, when we carl 
see and experience what God has done for us poor 
lost sinners, we ought to work our finger nails off for 
Him, and for this He has promised rewards. 







FEBRUARY 28, 1942 

Saifte ^UiHXj^ Zten^t4f. T^/ill fleifeal 

By ALBERT L. FLORY, Pasfor, San Diego, Colif. 
(Continued from issue of Dec. 20) 

"The eternal God is thy refuge and underneath are 
the everlasting arms." 

In a previous issue we wrote concerning the eternity 
of God's plan with respect to the lives of men. In this 
article we shall endeavor to persue some thoughts in 
connection with the eternity of God's plan related to 
Christians in their trials; the unsaved in their punish- 
ment; and the nations in their activity. We are not 
attempting to present anything exhaustive, but to 
simulate thinking along these lines; approaching these 
problems with an understanding that they must be 
dealt with on an eternal scope. 

One of the hardest truths for Christians to accept 
is the truth of Rom. 8:28: "All things work together 
for good to them that love God ..." When this 
truth is applied to trials, Christians often say: "My 
unsaved friend is getting along wonderfully well; he 
doesn't seem to have the problems in his life that I 
have." These problems are generally concerned with 
financial troubles, sorrow, forsaken friendships, hu- 
miliation, ill-health, or the like. Our problems always 
seem harder to bear than any that has been known 
to men before. How often we have been forced to 
I Peter 1:7: "The trial of your faith, being much more 
precious than gold that perisheth, though it be tried 
with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and 
glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ." In this promise 
we find a refuge that the unsaved man does not have 
in the comforts of life perhaps denied to us but pos- 
sessed by him. The trial is precious and we can know 
that eternity will reveal it so. 

One of the most radiant Christian faces that we 
have been privileged to see is the face of a girl who 
has spent many, many months on her back in a cast. 
Much to the sorrow of our congregation she was re- 
cently placed in another. "Why?" our people ask. 
We cannot explain it, but the face is still even more 
radiant with the glory of the Lord, and we can rest 
assured that eternity will reveal this trial to be prec- 
ious. The greatest comfort lines ever penned have 
come from those who have gone through the most 
severe trials. The things which we personally have 
learned and obtained, which have added up to some- 
thing, are those things which have come to us the 
hard way. 

Upon reading II Cor. n:23ff., we marvel at the 
things which happened in the life of Paul. We can 
imagine that Paul might have asked, "Why, oh God, 
must I be beaten with rods? Why did you allow that 
stoning to take place? Why the many perils? Why 
the weariness and pain? Why the cold and naked- 
ness?" In fact even we wonder and question why so 
much befell this man of God. On the other hand, 
when we get to heaven and see the abundant reward 
which God has for Paul, I can imagine that some of us 
will wish that we had endured some of these persecu- 
tions in his stead. Eternity will certainly reveal that 

God has done all things well in allowing trials to be- 
fall Christian people. The unsaved man may have 
his momentary pleasures; we are building for eternity. 

Eternity will reveal that God has done all things 
well in his dealings with the unsaved in their punish- 
ment. We come now to one of those problems so often 
taken up by the scoffer in this fashion: "Can God 
be a God of love and allow people to suffer in hell?" 
Or, he might say, "I could never be happy in heaven 
if I knew someone was suffering in hell." Many 
seek relief from the problem in cherishing the hope 
that, after all, the Bible does not teach that people 
will suffer forever in heU. The writer had at one 
time cherished this hope and perused the Scriptures 
with the thought that, perhaps some day, God would 
reconcile the unsaved unto himself. This was a nice 
thought, but would not stand the test of an examina- 
tion of the Scriptures. 

The problem seems hard to us, looking at it from a 
finite man's viewpoint, because it is a part of God's 
infinite plan. It is not strange that infinite wisdom 
is hard to be understood by finite minds. We can, how- 
ever, understand something of why God is going to do 
thus and so witli the unsaved. We try to bring it 
down to our own reasoning by illusti'ation and say, 
"If a loving father had a rebellious member in his 
household who was going to poison the others in that 
household, would he not confine the rebellious member 
that he might save the others?" Again, in response to 
the second argument we say, "There 's no reason why 
I cannot be happy in heaven with people suffering in 
hell, when I have a degree of happiness on this earth 
with suffering going on all around me." 

This method of reasoning relieves the problem .some- 
what, and we reason in the same way concerning the 
scores of other arguments that the eternal punish- 
ment scoffer presents; as a result, we feel more or 
less satisfied. 

However, our mind is not yet thoroughly satisfied on 
the subject. When we look at this problem on an 
eternal scope, it takes on a different aspect. We can- 
not seem to fully understand the why of God's deal-- 
ings with the unsaved, any more than we can fully 
understand God's dealings with the lives of men and 
with the Christian in his trial. For a complete under- 
standing of this problem, we must wait until God's 
revelation in the eternities. In His eternal day we 
shall in reality have the mind of Christ, and shall 
then see this problem as God sees it. Seeing God's 
dealings with the unsaved on an eternal scope, we 
would not have it any other way than the way God 
has planned it, though we are now prone to feel sorry 
for the unsaved friends whom we cannot persuade to 
accept Christ. It is our opinion that if we could un- 
derstand this problem fully, as we shall in God's eter- 
nity, we might be so satisfied with God's treatment of 
our unsaved friends that we might pass off our re- 



sponsibility of witnessing to them about Christ with 
the thought, "They are getting what they deserve any- 
way." Eternity will reveal God to have done all things 
well with respect to the unsaved in their punishment, 
and superficial thinking along this line will either 
land us with the scoffer, or with those who hope the 
Scriptures provide a future hope for the unsaved after 
death. Let us look at this problem in relation to eter- 
nity, and we can rest assured that eternity will prove 
God to have done this thing well. 

The third problem about which we desire to stim- 
ulate thinking is brought to our attention by the often- 
asked question, "Why doesn't God do something to stop 
the war?" Of course students of the prophetic Word 
know that upon His second advent to this earth, our 
Lord and Savior is going to put an end to all wars. 
When the throne of David is established in Jerusalem 
and David's greater Son takes the scepter of right- 
eousness, the nations will beat their swords into plow- 
shares and their spears into pruning hooks. But men 
are dying by the thousands in the awful carnage of 
World War II, and we are asked, "Why does He tarry; 
why does God allow this slaughter to go on; why 
doesn't God do something now?" 

The nations have long since rebelled against God and 
turned their backs upon Him. Can we expect, or would 
we want, God to smile with satisfaction upon sin and 
not allow punishment to fall upon evil-doers? Men, 
and the nations which they make up, have chosen sin 
rather than the remedy of the cross. Sin, continued, 
results in war and bloodshed, in addition to many 
other disasters. Christ could come and stop the war 
now, yes; but it seems as though He is letting sin run 
its course until the cup of iniquity is full. Why the 
present carnage? We do not fully know, but the whole 
plan of God revealed in His Word indicates that God 
must allow sin to run its course before it is finally 
judged. Before sin has completely run its course, how- 
ever, the child of God has the promise that he will be 
"caught up together with them in the clouds to meet 
the Lord in the air" (I Thess. 4:17). Then the awful 
events recorded in Rev. chap. 6-19 will take place upon 
this earth — events that will shade in their terror any- 
thing that this old world has yet seen, which events 
will be climaxed by the establishment of Christ on 
the throne of David. Sin must be judged before ever- 
lasting righteousness can come. God certainly knows 
what He is doing when He allows the bloodshed to 
go on. 

In God's eternity we can be assured that we will be 
able to understand fully why millions of men have 
died on the field of battle in the first World War, and 
why the casualty lists are mounting daily in this war. 
We shall then see that God had to allow these things 
to happen that he might stamp sin from our presence 

Our Lord "doeth all things well." He allows Chris- 
tians to pass through trials that he might make them 
stronger. He must punish the unsaved in hell that the 
best interests of all might be served. He allows na- 
tions to wage wars that sin might run its course, that 
■'■'^ might bring in everlasting righteousness. We can- 
not fully understand it now but eternity will reveal 
it so. 

In the next and concluding article on this series we 
shall look at some of the brighter things which only 
eternity can fully reveal. 

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Some weeks ago, we were privileged to have with us for three 
services Rftv. end Mrs. Leo Polman end daughters, Eloine and Joyce. 
It was a rare treot to listen to the excellent music rendered by 
this talented family. Also the splendid messages brought by Bro. 
Polman were greatly enjoyed and appreciated by everyone. 

Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 24-25, were days of special blessing. 
From Saturday evening until Sunday afternoon we had as our guests 
ten young men representing the Boys' Brotherhood of Roanoke, Va. 
They were accompanied by their sponsor, Mr. Richardson, and also 
their song director, Mr. Percell. A profitable meeting was con- 
ducted with our boys on Saturday evening. It was a real inspira- 
tion to have these 12 men in our Bible School and worship service 
on Sunday morning. 

On Sunday evening we hod as our guests a fine representation 
cf the Presbyterian congregation at Washington College. The 
young people of that church had charge of the Christian Endeavor 
service. A nice program was rendered. Mr. Warner, the athletic 
coach and member of the faculty, delivered a challenging message 
equally adapted to both young and old. At the evening worship 
service, Dr. Warren, president of the school and pastor of the Pres- 
byterian Church, was the speaker. The message wos very im- 
pressive and one thot we shall not soon forget. 


I want to thank the Lord for the privilege that was mine to con- 
duct on evangelistic meeting for the First Brethren Church of Allen- 
town, Pa., during two cold weeks, Jan. 5-18. 

Taking into consideration the circumstances that preceded the 
revival, the Lord wrought a miracle, and to Him be the glory! 

The spirit of the church members was fine, with a large per- 
centage of them active and attending the meetings. Personal 
workers were busy both outside and inside the church. Many prayed 
harder than they had ever prayed before. God gave the victory, 
and we praise Him for the souls that came to know Christ as 

We enjoyed! the fellowship of the pastor. Rev. J. L. Gingrich, and 
found him to be a willing co-worker in personal work visitation. 
Bro. Ginarich is well liked by his members, and is doing a fine 
piece of work in our church there. 

Of great aid in the meeting was the faithful choir, led by Bob 
Wetzel, a popular rodio announcer, who also led the singing and 
did solo work. 

Our home during the meetings was with Mr. and Mrs. George 
Deifer, and we shall never be able to thank them enough for their 
hospitality. We felt very much at ease in their home, having 
stayed there for several weeks many years ago, when we were selling 
Bibles one summer as a student. Mrs. Deifer is one of the charter 
members of our church there. 

The members of the church were also generous in inviting the 
postor and evangelist to their homes for meals, and we appreciated 
both the meals and the fellowship. 

One unique feature of the work at Allentown is the Daniel League, 
a boys club in which each member takes a covenant to live a life 
obsolutely separated from the world. I attended two of their 
meetings, and they certainly know how to pray, and they love to do 
personal work. 

Will you pray for us in Waynesboro as Brother Gingrich holds 
an evangelistic meeting here Feb. 16 — Mar. 1? 

— R. D. Crees. 


Our church at Whittier, Calif., granted us leave of absence to 
answer some of the many colls for evangelism which the Lord was 
sending to us. We shall be absent from the Whittier church for 
10 Sundays. Ralph Colburn, a young ordained minister who is soon 



19 4 2 

to become an active pastor of a California Brethren Church, is our 
supply pastor during our absence. 

Our first VICTORY REVIVAL was at Canton, 0., First Brethren 
Church. This church has passed through several periods of severe 
tests. It has suffered much from a "divisive spirit" from within. 
There hove teen several exoduses of members, withdrawals, depart- 
ures, which have greatly reduced its numerical membership. But 
it is most fortunate in securing a promising young minister, Bro. 
O'Neal, from Grace Seminary as its pastor. He will graduate from 
the seminary this spring and become resident pastor. It was our 
privilege to receive his parents into the membership of the Sunny- 
side Brethren Church some years ago. We fully believe that when 
he is able to devote full time to the Canton church it will go on 
from victory to victory. He was able to be present for only one week 
of the revival. 

There was a real, reviving revival within the church. Without 
counting them in the numerical results, many responded to the open 
challenges to move forward as a testimony and pledge of yielded- 
ness and unity and faithfulness. The fellowship among these was 
of the very best. The Canton church is ready to move forward 
unitedly and zealously for the Lord. 

There were 15 first time confessions, most of whom were gleaned 
OS a harvest from the Sunday School. We believe with all our heart 
that we must put forth three times the effort in every particular to 
secure the same numerical results as ten years ago. 15 souls won 
for our Lord is a VICTORY REVIVAL these days. 

The first week of our victory revival at the First Church, Johns- 
town, Pa., has been one of wonderful fellowship, good crowds, fine 
growing interest; and already souls are taking their stand for the 
Lord. We are enjoying working with this great church of which 
we were pastor for 14 years. 

— Charles H. Ashman, Evangelist. 

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Our Workers 

At the Torrey Memorial Bible Conference held at the Bible 
Institute of Los Angeles the last week of January. Dr. Paul Bau- 
man, pastor of the Second Brethren Church of LOS ANGELES, 
delivered five messages on the subject of Biblical Archaeology. 
Nearly 300 new slides were prepared for these messages, and the 
attendance at these early evening sessions was the largest it has 
ever been. 

The evangelistic meetings conducted at the First Brethren Churcn 
of LONG BEACH, CALIF., by Bro. Leo Polman, Secretary of Pub- 
lications of The Brethren Missionary Herald Co., opened with four 
decisions. The average attendance for the first week at the after- 
noon meetings for boys and girls, in spite of much competition, was 
205. And Friday the 13th proved to be anything but an unlucky 
day, for a number of the children accepted Christ on thot afternoon. 

By mistake, recently in new briefs R. E. Gingrich was named as 
pastor of the Allentown, Pa., church. J. L. Gingrich is pastor at 

The First Brethren Church of the ELLET District of Akron, 0., 
has called Brethren C. W. Mayes and A. D. Cashman for a three 
weeks' revival, beginning Mar. 1. The plan is to have Rev. Cosh- 
man do the preaching the first week, and Rev. Mayes preach dur- 
ing the last two weeks. In addition to the preaching ministry. 
Rev. Cashman will carry on an intensive personal evangelistic cam- 
paign in the homes of the community during the first week, and 
three days each of the last two weeks. In this way the church 
and community will have the advantage of a double-headed evan- 
gelistic campaign in both the homes and in the pulpit. The church 

feels fortunate in being able to secure the services of two such 
capable men in these respective fields of evangelism. 

Bro. Harold Parks, pastor ot GARWIN, lA., writes, "God is 
wonderfully blessing here. He has opened up an opportunity that 
is beyond words. He has given me a class of 65 boys of all denom- 
inations in the Y.M.C.A. in Marshalltown. 15 Precious souls have 
made their stond for Christ. Each one is learning 50 passages of 
Scripture, for which they will be rewarded with a gold cross. Pray 
for this great work." 

On Jan. 25, five people from the Brethren mission in MANSFIELD, 
0., were baptized at the W. 10th St. Brethren Church at Ashland, 
0., and received into the membership of the latter church until 
the Mansfield church is fully organized. One of the pastors of the 
district says of the Monsfield work, of which Bro. A. D. Cashman 
is pastor. "That work is growing as is no other Brethren work 
of which we know, in proportion to the size of the work." 

275 people attended a special district rally at STERLING, 0., 
recently to learn what the Bible teaches about the Christian's rela- 
tion to human government. The subject was discussed by Bro. 
R. D. Barnard, pastor of the First Brethien Church of Dayton. 

A beautiful flourescent cross on the front of the church tower 
at the Second Brethren Church of LOS ANGELES has been denoted 
recently by one of the members of the church. 

The time of the Sunday morning broadcast sponsored by the 
Ellet Brethren Church over WAKR, .^iKRON, has been changed 
from 7:45 A.M. to 8:30 A.M. 

The Ellet Brethren Church enjoyed the ministry of two of our 
foreign missionaries on Sunday, Feb. 8. In the morning Rev. 
ROBERT WILLIAMS, together with Mrs. Williams, presented on in- 
spiring ond challenging message, showing how God morvelously 
preserved them throughout the Zomzom disaster, and indicated 
their desire to begin their labor for the Lord in the field whers 
they feel He is directing them. In the evening REV. ORVILLE JOB- 
SON spoke in both the Christian Endeavor and evening worship 
service. Both groups were stirred by his powerful presentation of 
the challenge of the Word of God in human lives. One decision 
for Christ was made at the close of the evening service. The 
Williams appeared also before appreciative audiences in both the 
Evangelical Church of Greensburg, 0., and the Emmanuel Baptist 
Church in Kenmore, 0. Two graduates of Grace Theological sem- 
inary are pastors of these churches, Rev. Harold Etling of the 
former and Rev. C. J. Pugh of the latter. Bro. Williams spoke 
at the chapel services in the Akron Bible Institute on the even- 
ing of Feb. 5, where an appreciative group of students received 
his testimony to God's grace with burning hearts. 

Pray for them 
Peru, Ind., Feb. 23-Mar. 8. Victory revival conducted by Bro. 
Charles H. Ashman. 

Martinsburg, Pa., Feb. 22-Mar. 8. Revival. 

The war situation is greatly effecting those of our churches who 
are contemplating a building program. The bonk which financed 
the purchase of a site for the new church to be constructed by 
the First Brethren Church of PHLADELPHIA, and which has in- 
dicated repeatedly that they would finance the building program, 
now flatly refuses the loan. The HAGERSTOWN, MD., church also 
finds it imoossible to borrow money, and may be forced to put a 
temporary roof on their basement unit and worship in it until suf- 
ficient funds are available to complete it. Both groups ore look- 
ing to the Lord to open closed doors if that is His will. Your prayers 



to that end would be greatly appreciated. 

The First Brethren bulletin of Long Beach carries this interest- 
ing item: 

Rev. Everett B. Niswonger, of Dayton, 0., ordered another of 
the pastor's books, "LIGHT FROM BIBLE PROPHECY," for an 
Ohio doctor — on M.D. He sold that a sister of his bought a book 
for her husband, who is a doctor. The doctor is a babe in 
Christ. Together they read the book. Then the doctor took 
the book with him when he went with several other doctor 
friends on a hunting expedition in the Canadian wilds. He said 
that when these doctors were in camp, in the evenings, as they 
sat around the fire, they read the book. As a result the doctors 
are wanting copies that they may send on to their friends. Have 
you ever thought what this book might do if it were placed in 
the hands of someone who is puzzled ond perplexed over the 
world conditions today? It certainly would be a testimony show- 
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are still a few of these books to be had. The price is $1.00." 
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Something of the spirit of our Brethren Churches in those places 
where the war threatened to be a handicap can be seen from the 
following excerpts from the WHITTIER, CALIF., bulletin, dated 
during that period when the Southern Colifornio churches were com- 
pelled to be "blacked out:" 

"Prayer Meeting this Wednesday night as usual. The work of 
the Lord must go on, blackout or not. We can worship in the 
dark. Jesus is the light of the world! . . . LOS ANGtLES MIS- 
SION meeting tomorrow night. The mission of winning lost souls 
is just OS imperative as ever. War or no war, souls are lost 
and must be rescued. Any inconvenience we may suffer be- 
cause of a blackout is as nothing compared to what Christ suf- 
fered thot we might be saved and that we might carry the mes- 
sage of salvation to the lost men of Los Angeles. Let's go as 

Among the items of interest from the annual meeting of the 
LA VERNE, CALIF., church, reports from all departments show that 
about $15,000 was brought during 1941 "as a tribute to the good- 
ness of our Lord Jesus Christ," The church bulletin odds, "large sums 
of money were brought as free-will offerings unto the Lord. No 
other methods ore used in securing funds." Bro. Donald Carter is 
pastor of this church. 

Bro. Wm. H. Clough of UNIONTOWN, PA., has begun a commun- 
ity Bible study class at his church. This class, which will be con- 
ducted on Monday evenings, began with studies in personal evan- 

The Third Brethren Church of LOS ANGELES, of which Bro. 
Conard Sandy is pastor, is awarding a beautiful aluminum Scrip- 
ture-text plaque to the first person who brings into their Bible 
School 10 people who hove never been there before. The six who 
were recently baptized and received into this church brought up 
the membership to 70. A branch of the Culter Academy, which is 
known throughout Southern California as an excellent Christian day 
school, was started in this church early in February. This non- 
sectarian but Biblically sound five doy-a-week school includes grades 
1-8, at a cost of $62.50 for one-half year which can be payable 
in installments. 

The North Riverdale Church of DAYTON, 0., sends in this item: 
"On Jon. 4, 1942 Miss Mabel Kinsey and Dr. George Gustin were 
united in marriage. The ceremony wos held at the First Brethren 
Church of this city and conducted by Norman H. Uphouse. The 
bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy H. Kinsey and is well 
known to the many readers of the Herald. Dr. Gustin has a prac- 
tice here with his offices on North Main St. Both are attending 
the new work. Our prayer for them is that they may have a hoppy 
married life." 

Many items that would be of interest in these columns are not 
usable because the church calendars containing the news are stale 
by the time they reach the Herald offices. If you have been 
holding the calendars for a month or six weeks before mailing them, 
how about sending them in oftener? And if you do not have The 
Brethren Missionary Herald Co. on your mailing list be sure to add 
it today. 

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Even the casual observer of our Lord's prayer in 
John 17 would have to admit that its predominant 
theme is: "That they may be one, even as we are one." 
Oneness, unity, — this seemed to be His primary con- 
cern; for He knew that the evangelization of the 
world would be hindered most by an unhealthy, fac- 
tional church. He did not fear the world, for He knew 
the power that had been given the church: "greater 
is He that is in you than he that is in the world" 
Our Lord had in mind the subtle, subversive influences 
which would work within the body itself, thus render- 
ing it impotent to the destructive forces without. 

We all know, or should know, that the counteraction 
of disease is best effected by the maintenance of our 
resistance, not by destroying or avoiding the disease 
itself. If we would be healthy, we must keep the 
organism (our bodies) strong and virile. This should 
be our first concern. 

A similar analogy may be drawn from the politics 
of our present day. The great need is for unity within 
our borders, not necessarily in the world. Will Rogers 
once said that the Atlantic and the Pacific are the 
greatest friends of our country, but they would be 
powerless to defend us before the onslaughts of a 
nation divided against itself. Those who really study 
the situation know that the greatest menace to our 
welfare is "fifth column" activity, not the Rome-Ber- 
lin-Tokyo Alliance. And we may be certain that the 
dictators know this; even as the devil knows what is 
needed to defeat the evangelistic activity of the 

All pastors know (some too well!) that a congrega- 
tion can be either "his field or his force." His mem- 
bers, if carnal, can either cause him to spend most 
of his time patching up differences between loquac- 
ious and sensitive brethren, or, if spiritual, they can 
bring him great joy as they dwell together in "the 
unity of the Spirit;" for by doing so they give him an 
opportunity to reach the unsaved. 

Some believers would highly resent the accusation 
"carnal," for they believe themselves to be the most 
spiritual. Actually, however, the word fits them per- 
fectly; for the carnal Christian is anyone who is not 
walking "in the Spirit." It is true that they have 
been blessed with gifts of interpretation, faith, etc., 
but they seem to read unmoved the words of Paul: 
"But though I have the gift of prophecy and under- 
stand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I 
have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and 
have not love, I am nothing'." They seem to forget 
that the Pharisee justified himself and went away 
condemned, whereas the publican condemned himself 
and went away justified. They seem to be blind to 
the fact that it is their own stubborn pride many 
times that is moving them to defend some interpreta- 
tion of the Word, rather than their love for the Lord 
Jesus Christ. If they truly loved Him, they would 
love one another, "out of a pure heart, fervently." 
Do we show our love for the Lord Jesus when we 
"earnestly contend for the faith?" Yes, certainly, but 


FEBRUARY 28, 1&42 

let us make a difference between our private convic- 
tions and the established fundamentals. We may be 
right, whereas the fundamentals are most certainly 
right; and, if those with whom we contend are firmly 
fixed in the fundamentals (born again, separated, 
and witnessing Christians) , who are we that we should 
force our opinions upon them, thus causing a division 
in the body? Love is always 'the end of the com- 
mandment," but because it is so contrary to us it is 
always the first fundamental which we seek to avoid. 
Love requires humility, and humility is certainly for- 
eign to the flesh. We will do anything, "give all our 
goods to feed the poor, or our body to be burned" 
— engage in evangelistic activity, etc., anything- which 
wUl act as a balm to our conscience when we read: 
"And above all things have fervent love among your- 

The right kind of conduct toward one who is "over- 
taken in a fault" is most important if believers would 
live in "the unity of the Spirit." This conduct has 
a three-fold aspect: (1) Reticence — before the breth- 
ren; (2) Reliance — upon the Spirit; (3) Restoration — 
of the one at fault. 

1. Reticence before the brethren — "If any man of- 
fend not in word the same is a perfect man and able 
also to bridle the whole body" (James 3:2). 

When we speak, though ever so softly, about a bro- 
ther who is at fault, we think that we do no harm; 
but the Scripture says, "Behold, how great a matter a 
little fire kindleth." How many a forest of stalwart 
testimonies has been levelled to the earth by a seem- 
ingly harmless word ("a little fire") that kindled into 
a raging inferno, sweeping all before it! How many 
a conflagration (schism) might have been averted 
had Christians truly taken God's Word for it that 
"the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity" — "an unruly 
evil, full of deadly poison." We say that our wisdom 
"descendeth from above." God says it is "earthly, 
sensual, devilish." We claim that our knowledge is 
perfect. God says, "If any man offend not in word, 
the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the 
whole body." "Who is a wise man, and endued with 
knowledge among you? let him show out of a good con- 
versation his works with meekness of wisdom." Have 
we offended our brother? Then we are in the wrong, 
no matter how accurate our observation might have 

"The tongue can no man tame ..." We like to 
make exceptions to this rule, but we soon find that 
it is iron-clad. 

Have you never had the Spirit of God pull you up 
short when on the verge of speaking evil of a brother? 
Have you never found yourself swallowing a word, or 
leaving a sentence without meaning, as the Spirit said: 
"Sufferth long and is kind"? Often it is only by the 
most definite kind of committal that we can keep 
silence, especially when in the company of those we 
love most dearly, and in circumstances which press 
us beyond our customary composure. Then how true 
His Word becomes: "the tongue can no man tame" 
— as we trust God, and Him only, to give us a testi- 

mony similar to that of the Master who, when accused 
falsely, "held his peace" and "answered nothing." 

2. Reliance — upon the Spirit — "Likewise the Spirit 
also helpeth our infirmities, for we know not what 
we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit maketli 
intercession for us with groanings which cannot be 
uttered. And He that searcheth the hearts knoweth 
what is the mind of the Spirit, because He maketli 
intercession for the saints according to the will of 
God (Rom. 8:26, 27). 

If the exceeding spiritual riches of these verses 
were only partially exhausted by the brethren there 
would be less private talking and more "unspoken 


"If any man offend not in word, the same is a per- 
fect man, and able also to bridle the whole body." 

— James 3:2. 

Two men discerned a fault in a brother. 
One of them prayed, but alas, the other 
Sought out a few of the saints that day — 
"That you," he explained, "may know how 
to pray." 

The man who had prayed arose from his knees 
Silently seeking His Lord to please. 
Sought out his brother — his fault expressed; 
Said to the saints, "Unspoken request." 

Sacred to God are the things we discern. 
"Offend not in word" — how liardly we learn! 
"Know how to pray" is often a snare 
To slander our brother and keep us from 

(To be continued) 




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November, December 1941, January 1942 

The following Is an additional list of those 
who have sent in 55 or more as a gift to our 
publication interests. A gift of $5 or more 
entitles the donor to become a sustaining 
member of The Brethren Missionary Herald 
Co., Inc., for the fiscal year ending Sept. 
15, 1942. If >ou have not sent In your 
gift, now is the time to do so. And If you 
have made a pledge during the past year 
and have not paid It, why not pay it now? 

Clyde A. Adams, Ohio % 5.00 

Mrs. Elmer Angell, Kan 5.00 

Mr. b Mrs. Ralph Armentrout, Tenn.. 10.00 

M. D. Arnold, Tenn 6.00 

Rev. Kenneth Ashman, Penna 5.00 

Rev. or Mrs. Robert Ashman, Ind. . . . 5.00 

Joseph Beach, Penna 5.00 

Mr. or Mrs. L. S. Berkeblle, Ohio 5.00 

Miss Eula Blatter, Ohio 5.00 

Mr. or Mrs. Ira Blough, Penna 5.00 

Mrs. Lucy Bond, Fla 5.00 

Mr. Earl Brenneman, Penna 5.00 

Mrs. Dorothy Brewster, Ind 5.00 

Clair Brickel, Ohio 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. W. L. Brumbaugh, Kan. . . 10.00 

Grace Buchanan, Calif 5.00 

Mrs. D. L. Buzard, Ohio 5.00 

Elaine Christy, Ind 5.00 

Ralph Christy, ind 5.00 

Addle M. Cole, N. J 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. W. W. Cram, Calif 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Crawford, Ind 10.00 

Loren F. Cunningham, Calif 5.00 

Elder or Mrs. Paul Davis, Ind 5.00 

Seitha Dawson, Ind 5.00 

Howard Dlllinger, Penna 5.00 

Mr. or Mrs. Guy DIvely, Penna 5.00 

Wm. E. DIvely, Penna 5.00 

R. E. Donaldson, Wash, D.C 5.00 

H. C. Dooley, Wash, D.C 5.00 

Mr. or Mrs. R. C. Dyer, Wash., D.C. . 5.00 

Jane Edmonds, Calif 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Feathers, Ohio 10.00 

Bryson C. Fetters, Ind 5.00 

Mrs. Harve Fishel, Pena 5.00 

Kathryn Lee Fisher, Ind 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Flickinger, III. ... 10.00 

Charlotte Forney, Penna 5.00 

Byron Frick, Calif 5.00 

Mr. or Mrs. Charles Gammel, Ohio. . 5.00 

Angle M. Garber, Iowa 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. T. N. Garner, Kan. . . 10.00 

Mrs. Gordon Gonawein, Ohio 5.00 

Mr. Jock Green, Calif 5.00 

Mr. or Mrs. John Griffith, Penna. . . . 5.00 

Ronald D. Grubbs, Ohio 5.00 

Mrs. Mary Homer, Penna 5.00 

Edmund Hastings, Ohio 5.00 

^•tr. or Mrs. Russell L. Hoover, Pa. ... 5.00 

M. E. Horner, Ind 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Hottle, Penna 5.00 

Uv. & Mrs. Herman Hoyt, Ind 10.00 

Mr. or Mrs. Geo. Huddleson, Ind 5.00 

True Hunt, Ind 5.00 

Miss Carolyn Johnson, Calif 5.00 

Dr. V. C. Kelford, Canada 5.00 

Prof. & Mrs. Homer Kent, Ind. . . . 10.00 

Mr. or Mrs. Tim Kerr, Penna 5.00 

Mrs. Paul Kesling, Ind 5.00 

Louise KImmell, Ind 5.00 

Mr. or Mrs. Kunkler, Ohio 5.00 

Mr. or Mrs. Oscar Lentz, Ohio 5.00 

Mr. or Mrs. Walter Manherz, Wash.. . 5.00 

Mrs. Alice McBride, Ohio 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Chester McCall, Calif .100.00 

Alva J. McClain, Ind 5.00 

Robert L. Merrick, Wash., D.C 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. F. B. Miller, Ohio 10.00 

Miss Helen Miller, Penna 5.00 

Miss Jean Miller, Ohio 5.00 

Colvin L. Miner, Md 5.00 

Mrs. Edna Moore, Ohio 5.00 

Miss Jo. L. Morris, Ind 5.00 

Mrs. N. E. Mostoller, Penna 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. D. P. Mueller, Calif. . . . 30.00 

Estella Myers, Africa 5.00 

C. Frank Myers, Md 5.00 

Clen Myers, Ohio 5.00 

'/r. or Mrs. John R Myers, Iowa 5.00 

Mr. or Mrs. R. W. Nevegold, Calif. . . 5.00 

4. F. Newcomer, Wash., D.C 5.00 

Luclle B. Nichols, III 5.00 

Rev. N. W. Nowag, Penna 5.00 

Mrs. Robert L. Painter, Va 5.00 

Mr. Archie Parr, Ind 5.00 

M E. Parr, Ind 5.00 

Pearl Parr, Ind 5.00 

Miss Mary Pence Tenn 10.00 

Rev. & Mrs. Leo Polmon 10.00 

Arthur L. Pose, Va 5.00 

Mrs. H. J. Prichard, Nebr 5.00 

Mr. or Mrs. Wade Putnam, Ohio 5.00 

Mr. or Mrs. Lee Raum, Wash, D.C. . . 5.00 

S. G. Redlnger, Penna 5.00 

Frank Rice, Ind 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. K. E. Richardson, Vo. . . 10.00 

Ruth Richardson, Va 5.00 

Mr. Harold Riley, Md 5.00 

Charles A. Roskuski, Ind 5.00 

T. E. Slaybaugh, Ohio 5.00 

Chas. W. Smith, Calif 5.00 

Cecil Smitley, Ind 5.00 

Mrs. C. K. Snider, Penna 5.00 

Bertha Stevens, ind 5.r 1 

Mr. or Mrs. H. P. Stickler, Md 5.00 

M. Stoner, Calif 5.00 

Mrs. Cecil Stultz, Va 5.00 

Gordon W. Svelmoe, Calif 5.00 

Elmer Tamkin, Wash., D.C 5.00 

Dr. J. W. TIbbals, Iowa 5.00 

Mrs. Wm. Vernon, Ohio 5.00 

Mr. or Mrs. Wiles, Wash., D.C. ... 5.00 

Mrs. Sarah Williams, iowa 5.00 

Mrs. Samuel Yager, ind 5.00 

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following excerpt from a letter Indicates "We 
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God knows our hearts and knows we would 
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Mr. & Mrs. F. Blatter, Ohio 1.00 

J. A. Blatter, Ohio 2.00 

Mrs. Floyd Coe, Ohio 1.00 

Edith Cooper, ind 2.00 

Holmes L. Fletcher, Va 1.00 

Mr. Jack Green, Cailf 4.00 

Miss Lillian Helm, Ind 1.00 

Mrs. bditn Henarlckson, Calif 2.00 

Mr. & Mrs. C. D. Hlldebrand, Va. ... 1.00 

Floyd Hoover, Ohio 1.00 

A. W. Hostetler, Ohio 50 

Mr. & Mrs. Ludle Jobe, Tenn 2.00 

0. D. Jobson, Calif 4.50 

Mrs. R. K. Kauffman, Ohio 1.00 

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Edward Miller, Ind 1.00 

Harry E. Miller, III 1.00 

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Mrs. Wm. H. Smitley, Ind 1.00 

Mrs Douglas Splllman, Va 1.00 

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Cdltan4.aU - - - 

By L. S. BAUMAN, Editor 


The supreme business of the Christian Church is 
"to know Christ and to make Him known." Those of 
us who have been "born from above," and therefore 
have been made partakers of the divine nature, cer- 
tainly will not fail to do all that we can to carry out 
our Lord's last great command. "Go ye into all the 
world and preach the gospel to every creature," still 
remains the marching order for every Christian. "If 
any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of 
His" (Rom. 8:9j. Is it possible that any man can say 
that he has the Spirit of Christ, and yet is not enthus- 
iastic in making Christ known to the world for which 
He died? We believe absolutely that one of the su- 
preme tests of new birth is to be found in our mis- 
sionary enthusiasm. Brethren Churches of the "Grace" 
persuasion never have failed, and will not now fail, 
even in these distressing times, to see that the supreme 
business of the Christian Church remains supreme. 
God first! 


Our February issue, which we frequently refer to as 
"the Zamzam number," dealt almost entirely with our 
work in Africa. 2,500 extra copies of that number were 
printed. The Long Beach Church itself took 500 copies, 
and they went out "like hot cakes." This special March 
issue, as will be noted throughout, deals almost 
entirely with our work in Latin America. The fact of 
the matter is, that special contributions from Africa 
have not reached us recently, presumably due to war 
conditions. Fortunately our South American mission- 
aries bestirred themselves, and thus enabled us to put 
out this special South American issue. We are print- 
ing 2,500 copies of this issue also, and they will be 
sent out to the pastors of our churches who have 
indicated their desii-e to use them. 


We have just sent the page proofs of the new hand- 
book to our printer in Cleveland, Ohio, and 
the finished book will be in the mails at the earliest 
possible moment. This handbook will contain a fund 
of information concerning our foreign work, and will 
be profusely illustrated. A copy of this book will be 
promptly mailed to every member of The Foreign Mis- 
sionary Society of The Brethren Church. Anyone else 
desiring one may secure it free by dropping a card to 
our office here in Long Beach. 

beginning to realize that South America is a very im- 
portant continent. It is the one continent that has a 
great future before it. If our Lord shall tarry, Latin 
America may furnish the greatest battle ground for 
the church in the near future. The people down there 
have long grown weary of mossy, musty, old Roman 
Catholic cathedrals. They want a religion with a liv- 
ing Christ; not with a dead Christ. 

A number of years ago, when we made a trip through 
some of the countries of South America, we were 
struck with the fact that everywhere, everywhere there 
were crosses, crosses, crosses. Everywhere, everywhere, 
it was a dead Christ that we beheld. Only once did 
we see an emblem of a broken grave, reminding us of 
a living Christ. That was in a cemetery near Rio 
Cuarto. We took a picture of it, and are presenting 
it to our readers here. South America knows little of 
the Christ of the resurrection. What this means can 
be inferred from the words of the apostle Paul: "If 
Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and 
your faith is also vain . . . and if Christ be not raised 
your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Then they 
also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished, if 
in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of aU 
men most miserable" (I Cor. 15:14-19). 

There is a Protestant faith mission in Ecuador that 
has mstalled a 10,000 watt transmitter and is reaching 
90,000,000 Spanish speaking people in Latin America 
with the gospel. God only knows what this will mean 
for the future of the gospel in that continent. The 
President of Ecuador says: "All this country is witness 
to the great efforts made by this movement to serve 
the country in the fullest meaning of the word." Dan 
Gilbert says: "The evangeUzation of America (mean- 
ing both North and South America) is the first requis- 
ite for national defense and for the insuring of vic- 
tory over the enemy nations. The evangelization of 
the world is the first requisite for the preservation of 
peace, once the war is won." Brethren, at this Easter 
time, will do their bit once again for the evangelization 
of our sister continent. 


With this World War, the nations of South America 
are more and more coming to the front. The world is 



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MARCH 7, 1942 


At the urgent request of the Flemmg H. Revell Com- 
pany, the editor is now writing the last pages of a 
book on the subject, "Russian Events and Bible Pro- 
phecy." The entire book is an exposition of tlie 38th 
and 39th chapters of Ezekiel. Just now, when Russia, 
Germany and Japan stand out so prominently in world 
events, a critical study of tliese two chapters and re- 
lated chapters in the Word of God are of intense 
interest. How often we have been asked since the 
war with Japan: "Is Japan one of the kings of the 
east (Rev. 16:12), and is the way now being pre- 
pared for the 'kings of the east' to march all the way 
to Palestine beyond the river Euphrates?" 

This book will contain anywhere from 150 to 200 
pages, and the Revell Company agree to publish it, 
even in these times when printing costs money, at the 
low price of $1.00. Anyone wishing a copy may order 
it by writing to the editor, or to the Brethren Mis- 
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At this writing, the Jobsons are in the east, where 
they are making Herculean efforts to obtain passports 
and passage for Africa. If Jobson doesn't "get there," 
I then it will not be his fault. Jobson, being the Field 
[Superintendent of our African work, will probably be 
given "priority" by the State Department and will be 
the first to reach the field. Mr. and Mrs. Williams, it 
would seem, should have the first right to passage, but 
we cannot control the forces of a war-distressed Gov- 
ernment these days. Temporarily, they are taking 
care of the spiritual welfare of the Brethren at Udell, 
Iowa. In June, the battle will begin to get Mr. and 
Mrs. Garner Hoyt to the field. Garner will be an ex- 
tremely valuable missionary "from the word Go," in- 
asmuch as he already is proficient in the use of the 
French language. We are praying that Miss Snyder, 
who gave us that splendid write-up of her experiences 
of the Zamzam, will be able to complete that journey 
in the near future. 

The editor has not lost hope at all that the Lord 
will strengthen the body of Mrs. Hathaway, and that 
every hindrance to the continuance of their work in 
Africa, for which they are so well fitted — the land they 
so dearly love — will be removed. 

Miss Mabel Crawford is now at some seaport in 
Africa, praying for passage. Not only is her furlough 
due and overdue, but her physical condition demands 
the year of rest in the homeland. The Fosters' fur- 
lough is also due; and, they too should come home, 
But, doubtless they expect to "stand by the guns" until 
someone else can reach Africa to man them. 

The furlough year of Dr. Floyd Taber is also due. It 
appears that brother and sister Taber are getting a bit 
of change; and, apparently are going to spend their 
furlough in Bangui (F.E.A.) in the service of the Free 
French Government. Dr. Taber's medical prowess is 
ereatlv needed in the hospital at Bangui at this time. 
He will be returning to the field as soon as possible, 
after which the governmental powers of Bangui may 
look with greater favor than ever upon all these fine 
missionaries of ours. Dr. Taber's absence from the 
mission stations at present, when missionaries are so 
badlv needed, seems like a blow to our work, but his 
service for the Government may prove to be a stroke 
of great value to the proeress of our work in French 
Enuatorial Africa. We will take it that this "loan" to 
the Free French Government is also within the will 
of God. 

Mr. and Mrs. Morrill are hard at work in Grace 
Seminary at Winona Lake, better fitting themselves 

for the tasks that will be theirs when once this war is 
over; or, when once the Government will release them 
to return to the field. 

The Sickels are having difficulty in securing gov- 
ernmental consent for their return to Argentina. Again 
the condition is wholly due to the war; but, we are 
quite hopeful that they wiU be able to start their jour- 
ney at any time now. Latin America, and especially 
Argentina, has long been proclaimed to be "the most 
difficult field in the world;" yet, the work goes for- 
ward and prospects are really brighter than they have 
been for many a moon. It took the Christian faith 
400 years to break through the barriers and become 
a flourishing organization in the old Roman Empire. 
In far less time than that, if our Lord shall tarry, 
we hope that South America will turn her eyes to the 
Lord in a true saving faith. South America may yet 
prove to be the richest missionary field in the world. 
South America is still young in development. Her 
resources are enormous. Her doors are wide open. 
Her multitudes liunger for a virile, living faith. They 
are sick and tired of tlie formal pagan religion that 
parades under Christian names, but does not satisfy 
the soul. While the night seems to be settling over 
other continents, the eye of faith beholds the rising 
of the sun over our "sister continent." "He that 
goetli forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall 
doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his 
sheaves with him" (Psa. 126:6). 


An incident related in Inland Africa is not only 
touching but is quite significant. We are told that the 
natives of a church at Blukwa, Congo, have given an 
offering of approximately $40.00, requesting that it 
should be used to furnish Bibles for the poor negroes 
of the United States. In the Belgian Congo a native 
wage is usually around 5c a day, and that is nearly 
always taken from the natives by taxes. The women 
are supposed to produce the living directly from the 
bowels of the earth. 

Truly, this African gift compels us to say of them, 
as Paul said of the Macedonians: "The abundance of 
their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the 
riches of their liberality" (II Cor. 8:2). 

But, what of the significance of this gift? As civil- 
ized nations are returning to old pagan ways and ideals 
and as "civilized man" seems determined to revert back 
to the savagery of barbarism, we are wondering 
whether, should our Lord tarry, the day is not far dis- 
tant when the natives of Africa may not be returnmg 
to us the light of the gospel that we have been send- 
ing to them. 

(Editorials Continued on Page 7) 

,„„ ,, ...THINK IT OVER. mil. iiln 

— A Hindu was heard to remark, 'When I 
read the story of the life and work of 
Jesus, I want to be A Christian but 
when I observe the life of those who claim 
to be Christians, I am content to re- 
main a Hindu." 




- Za^ie^ Meiiaife6. 



By H. W. KOONTZ, Roanoke, Vo. 

This is a question tliat every member of Tlie Breth- 
ren Church must ask himself between now and the 
time the foreign mission offering is received. It is 
an important question for upon its 
answer depends the future progress 
of missions in the Brethren de- 

There is a simple, but effective 
way, of discerning the exact 
amount that each Christian should 

First, we must be brought to see 
a world in dire need of the saving 
gospel of Jesus Christ. Recently 
I heard two men in the following 
conversation. One said to the 
other: "I believe the home mission 
Rev. Kooniz cause is a good one, and I am for 

it; but I never was much interested 
in giving toward foreign missions. 
You know we still have so much work to do here in 
the homeland.'' Such a viewpoint will never produce 
offerings for the evangelizing of the world beyond 
the borders of our land, nor will it be an incentive to 
do very much at home. The first matter of import- 
ance is to ascertain the need for taking the message 
to the peoples beyond the seas. 

There are at least two things to do to accurately 
find out this need. We must first of all discount what 
the Word of God has to say. The Bible has some very 
definite commands regarding the subject of foreign 
missions. Whereever God gives a command, we can 
be mighty sure it is because there is a great need. 
When Christ, in His parting words to His disciples, 
commanded them to "go into all the world (not the 
United States only), and preach the gospel to every 
(not some) creature," He made real to us that the 
whole world needed this gospel. When we are in- 
formed by the Word of God that "all have sinned, 
and come short of the glory of God," and that the 
"wages of sin is death," and that there is none other 
name under heaven given among men, whereby we 
must be saved," we have a sufficient reason for giving 
so that God-sent men and women might take Jesus 
Christ to the teeming millions who are at tliis very 
hour lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ. 

The second thing that we can do in ascertaining 
the need, especially when it comes to Brethren mis- 
sions, is to read everything given in Brethren Mis- 
sionary Heralds and other Brethren literature relat- 
ing to foreign missions. Let us i-ead the letters from 
the missionaries, and sense their burden for lost men, 
women and children. We can feel with them the trag':; 
situation of so few missionaries in their fields of labor 
— fields that become almost a nightmare to them when 
they try their level best to reach as many as possible, 
with thousands who cannot be reached crying for the 

Rev. Kent 


HOMER A. KENT, Winona Lake, Ind. 

A very pertinent lesson for the present day can be 
learned from four obscure characters mentioned in 
II Kings 7:1-20. War clouds hung low over Samaria. 
The city was in a state of seige. 
No one was permitted to go out of 
the gates to obtain food. Ration- 
ing had reached the last new low. 
Even the children were boiled and 
eaten. To surrender would have 
been utter humiliation and defeat 
of the worst sort. 

At this dark moment, the pro- 

..♦<f||^ phet Ellsha raised his voice and 

^H declared that food would be plenti- 

I ^H ful the next day and "a measure 

^^AJH of fine flour would be sold for a 

shekel." But such information 

was not well received by the suffer- 
ing, starving people. It seemed so 
devoid of truth. Israel had no 
strength. The powerful Syrians were still encamped 
without. No allies could be counted upon to help. 
Most men are slow to believe what they cannot see. 

Now it happened that four miserable lepers lay at 
the gate. They were hopefully waiting for someone 
to toss them a few crumbs. But no one came. And 
when their destitution became almost unbearable and 
hope was gone, a very remarkable thing happened. 
They decided to fall upon the enemy's camp where 
food was to be had. "If the enemy kill us, we shall 
but die," and death was painfully imminent anyway. 

The decision was put to action, and God overruled 
their physical infirmity and caused a great noise to 
put the Syrians to rout. When they approached the 
enemy's camp, food was plentiful. The fine flour 
which the prophet foretold was in evidence. So they 
satisfied then- hunger and then hastened to Samaria 
with these words, "We have good tidings." 

Brethren, we dare not let a trace of hopelessness 
settle upon our foreign missionary work. When the 
hour seems darkest; when difficulties appear insur- 
mountable; when defeat threatens our efforts; it is 
then that we do well to think upon the decisive 
action of these lepers, recorded in the Bible for a 

We have good tidings also. God's call for unre- 
deemed mankind must still ring out. Countless mul- 
titudes have never heard the gospel even once. The 
great commission has not been recalled. Many who 
sit in darkness are hungering for spiritual food; and 
we, through His marvelous grace, have that food to 
give them. Though our beloved missionaries must 
suffer repeated refusals to go, at the hands of earthly 
authorities, the time will come when permission will 
be granted. Perhaps the dark hour must first come. 
May we knock at the gates of heaven through sin- 
cere intercessory prayer until the "all clear" is sounded. 
At this Easter time let us give a noble offering unto 
the Lord, so that the work He has committed unto 
us in foreign lands may not need to be curtailed. 
Missionary expenses are increasing as well as other 
expenses. Let us give in order that the hungry may 
have bread. 

MARCH 7, 1942 


By CHAS. W. MAYES, Ashland, Ohio 

We, as believers, talk about the crumbling of the 
nations, the changing of the economic system, and 
bhe nassing of the times of the Gentiles. Bul.— do 
we really believe what we say? 

1 We, as believers, talk about the 

r i^ things of this world passing away, 

^^ 1 and state glibly that the business 
' j of real importance is to get the 
^ ."^ > gospel to the lost. But — do we 

really act as though this were true' 
J—. J We, as believers, talk about the 

W~^jr W value of human souls as being more 
.^g"^ Bk than the whole world. But — do we 
^dB r ^^^ so much as walk across the street 
^^1 A^^H to get them saved? 
^^^^^^^H We, as believers, talk about the 
I^^HI^^^HI futility of holding on to our money, 
saying that it is of no eternal value 
after all. But — do we cut it loose 
for God's work now? 
We as behevers, talk about the fact that we are the 
only people on earth who have a solution to the world 
situation, and that we are the only people who know 
how it is coming out. But— what have we done to pay 
the bills to get this message out? 

If the believers in The Brethren Church walk as we 
talk, we will turn loose our money for foreign missions 
now Some with money in banks drawing 2 or 3 -,7 
interest will turn it over to God and say, "There, I 
want my money to pay some interest in heaven. 
Others, who have saved money for the rainy day, will 
say "This is the rainy day. God comes first." Unless 
the' writer is mistaken, there are thousands m The 
Brethren Church keeping their money to themselves, 
who will never be able to use it as they see fit. There 
will come a time when men cannot use their money 
as they please. We hope that will never happen while 
the church is still on earth. We hope the Lord takes 
His own to glory before that day!!! 

Let us walk like we talk and give our money to God s 
work while we still have the opportunity. 

Rev. Mayes 

of God can. We are above the angels in this privilege 
of grace. 

Now there is imperative need for all to give this 
year that the feet of the missionaries will not suffer 
the lack or loss of any essential thing. We must fur- 
nish the equipment. The shoes of the children of 
Israel did not wear out while they were .iourn eying 
across the wilderness; but missionaries' outfits go 
down into the bottom of the sea or up in flames, or 
succumb to the wear and tear of all material things. 
At this foreign missionary harvest season (Resurrec- 
tion Day, Apr. 5i we must see to it that the shoes for 
the beautiful feet of our missionaries are provided. 

Rev. Ashman 

BEAUTIFUL FEET, Romans 10:15 

By C. H. ASHMAN, Whittier, Calif. 

Today, every mode of travel for our missionaries is 
fraught with 'danger and death. In the air, on the 
ocean, on the highway, on the tracks— all instruments 
of death. But, the Bible picture 
is that of walking. God looks 
at the feet! "How fair the feet 
of the gospelers of peace! How 
fair the feet of the gospelers of 
I glad tidings of good things." 
Missionary's feet take them into 
places of dirt and filth, poverty 
land squalor, into dark conti- 
ments and huts and .iungles, into 
; paths of sacrifice and hardship, 
iinto periods of persecution, but 
thev are ahvays beautiful feet 
I to God! They become tired and 
weary, bruised and broken, but 
they are still beautiful feet to 
ithe Lord! They are "shod 
:with the preparation of the 
gospel of peace. They are wear- 
ing "golden slippers" now! Angels would exchange 
jlDlaces with them if they could. Someone has said, 
"If God would permit the angels to preach the gospel, 
heaven would be emptied within five minutes." An- 
gels cannot preach the gospel, but the weakest child 


By ALVA J. McCLAIN, President of Grace Seminary 
And Candidate Secretary of Foreign Missions 

Winona Lake, Ind. 

The secretary of our Foreign Missionary Society, 
Bro. Bauman, has asked me to write on the above 
subject, and it is a good one. But I think both 
students and teachers here would 
want me to change it a bit, and 
begin with "What the Missionaries 
Mean to Grace Seminary." 

If we were to go back through 
the years, and analyze the various 
influences which produced the 
men who have had a large part in 
the founding of Grace Seminary, 
we could easily make out a strong 
case to prove that without the mis- 
sionaries, their sacrifices, and their 
prayers, the spiritual impetus which 
led finally to the founding of this 
seminary might have failed. But 
omitting that side of the matter, q, McClain 
let us begin at a later date. 

Throughout a period of several years prior to the 
actual beginning of Grace Seminary, I happen to 
know there were Brethren missionaries who 'were 
praying definitely, to the end that the church might 
have a seminary which would be free from the para- 
lyzing hand of worldly men either indifferent or 
openly antagonistic to the whole foreign missionary 
enterprise. And when, almost against their own will, 
the missionary-minded pastors and churches of The 
Brethren Church joined in the establishing of Grace 
Theological Seminary, almost immediately we found 
that every active foreign missionary of the church 
was wholeheartedly behind the new institution, in 
spite of the fact that such support in certain cases 
meant the breaking of ties of sentiment which ran 
back mto .years. No educational institution was ever 
given more loyal friends than we have had in the 
missionaries of The Brethren Church. If any group 
of men and women deserve a place among the hon- 
orary alumni, they do. 

Then, when the seminary was launched in 1937, as 
many will recall, the first large gift to Grace Semin- 
ary came from a foreign missionary. Miss Estella 
Myers. Many of us can still feel the thrill that ran 
through the large audience of several hundred in the 
Presbyterian Church at Winona, when Dr. Bauman 
announced this gift of $1,000. Then later, when the 
seminary began its historical existence in the First 
Brethren Church of Ellet, O., Miss Myers was the first 
Brethren missionary on furlough to become a full time 
student in the seminary. I am sure that only eternity 

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£a6ie^ MeM>Gx^ ^^am %^, ^lo.^e*u^ A. QnM^U 

Dear Ones Who Share With Us the Battle: 

Your prayers are more and more appreciated as 
the battle becomes more intense, and our forces more 
nearly exhausted. 

Ps. 37:24 has been continually on my mind during- 
the month: "Though he fall, he shall not be utterly 
cast down, for the Lord upholdeth him with His Hand." 
The French rendering is: "S'll tombe, il ne sera pas 
entierement abattu, I'Eternal lus soutient la main." 
Literally translated, it reads: "Tho' he fall not be en- 
tirely cast down, for the Lord holds his hand." Hand 
in hand with our Lord, even though sometimes stumb- 
ling! Upheld by the hand of Jesus when we would 
otherwise lie prostrate before the enemy! 

And why should it not be so? For He hath thus 
predestined, and he hath thus predetermined, that his 
hand should uphold us. Isa. 14:27 reads: "For the 
Lord of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul 
it, and His hand is stretched out and who shall turn 
it back"? I may stumble and fall; I shall not be utter- 
ly cast down, for before times eternal it hath been 
predetermined that He uphold me with His hand. 

In Neh. 2:18 we read: "Then I told them of the hand 
of my God which was good upon me, also the king's 

I may indeed rejoice that the hand which upholds me 
determinedly, beneficently, eternally securely, is no 
less than omnipotent in my behalf. Shall I look back- 
ward and deplore my weak failures? No, let me look 
upward, forward, rejoicing and exclaiming triumph- 
antly: "Is anything too hard for the Lord"? 

But there is so much from which I need to be shel- 
tered. I am so exposed to the winds of temptation, to 
the stinging darts of the adversary, to the scathing 
rebukes of my friends who see me weak in points 
where they are strong. I who desire only God's glory 
have somehow sinned again. I have somehow come 
short again of that wondrous glory that I would re- 
veal. Is there no shelter for me, who have let God's 
glory pass by, while I have dwadled with some paltry 
temptation? Even through Moses there come to me 
now the words of my God rebuking my slowness of 
heart, my unwillingness to receive, my inability to 
grasp, that glory passeth by, that I will put Thee in a 
clift of the rock and will cover Thee with my hand 
while I pass by." 

Oh, the gracious shelter of His Hand, as in His pre- 
determined beneficence He bestows upon me the shel- 
ter of His omnipotence as He upholds me with His 
hand. Truly I wrong Him by being cast down. Truly 


Sickened with slaughter and weary' of war, 

Torn by bereavement and pain, 
Daily our eyes are searching the skies 

For signs of His coming again. 

Longing, we pray at the dawning of day, 
"Lord, wilt Thou come before noon?" 

Imploring Him yet in the fading sunset, 
"0, blessed Lord Jesus, come soon!" 

Sweet was the word which the ear of faith heord. 

"Lo, I come quickly, My bride, 
This longing of thine is not deeper than Mine 

To hove thee at last by My side!" 

words that he had spoken unto me." It is the benef- 
icent hand of God which is upon me now, in spite of 
my failures; and that same good hand of beneficence 
shall follow me always, shall uphold me continually! 

Alway? Continually? Yes, for our Savior Himself 
hath promised in Jn. 10:28,29: "And I give unto them 
eternal life and thev shall never perish: neither shall 
any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father 
which gave them me, is greater than all, and no man 
is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand." Eter- 
nity of security — or if you will have it so, eternal secur- 
ity — for me, as my Father's hand upholds me. Not in 
my own faltering step, not in feeble clasp of my 
Father's hand is my eternal Security, but because the 
Lord upholds me with His own hand, that hand so 
determined, so beneficent, so eternal, so secure. 

"But is that hand all powerful"? my feeble faith 
cries. "Can no unforeseen event, no bungling misstep, 
no fiery trial utterly cast me down from that position 
which might have been eternally secure in His pre- 
determined beneficence"? No, for His hand is as om- 
nipotent in my behalf, as his ear is omniscient. Isaiah, 
who only foresaw Him. to whom the blessed truths 
of the atonement, resurrection and ascension were 
not yet accomplished facts, thus prophesied in 59:1: 
"Behold the Lord's hand is not shortened that it can- 
not save, neither his ear heavy that it cannot hear." 

I should not look backward to my fall, but upward 
to the hand that upholds and shelters! 

But my experience has been so very shallow. I have 
fallen through that very shallowness. I am cast down 
because of the very misery of my own poverty. I need 
greater depth. I thirst for deeper draughts of water 
of life, I would fain know the depths of His love, the 
heights of His restoring grace. Once more Isaiah 
comes to me with rebuking comfort (40:12): "Who 
hath measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, 
and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehend- 
ed the dust of the earth m a measure, and weighted the 
mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance." Oh, 
the wondrous, depth of the hollow of His hand! May I 
sink therein more deeply! May I thus become at once 
more obscure, and altogether secure against all the 
wiles of my adversary. 

And there in the depths of hollow of the hand that 
was wounded for me, may I understand something 
of my Savior's suffering that He might uphold me and 
enfold me. Oh the shame and agony as I contem- 
plate the words of Zech. 13:6: "And one shall say unto 
me, 'What are these wounds in my hands'? Then he 
shall answer, 'Those with I was wounded in the house 
of my friends'." Was it not enough that I wounded 
Him when I was His enemy? 

But now that I have become His friend, must I 


MARCH 7 , 1942 

wound still? Oh, matchless grace that still up- 
holds me, and that still preserves me from being ut- 
terly cast down, though I fall. Oh, determination of 
such a beneficence, the omnipotence that offers an 
eternal security, the shelter that He gives me contin- 
ually in the depth of the hollow of His wounded 

Yet in love He chastens us and leads us to cry one 
to another as did Job (19:21). "Have pity upon me, 
have pity upon me, O ye my friends, for the hand of 
God hath touched me!" Let us then forebear one 
another, even as God hath for Christ's sake forgiven 
us! Let us explain as did Job (19:25): "I know that 
my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the 
latter day upon the earth." 

Then, "why art thou cast down, O my soul, and why 
art thou disquieted in me? Hope thou in God" Ps. 
42:5. We know not what to do, but let us keep our 
eyes upon Him (see II Chron. 20:12). He knows our 
foolishness, and our sins are not hid from Him (see 
Ps. 69:5). Our very times are in His Hand (see Ps. 
31:15). Let us then, in the words of the Apostle Paul 
(Phil. 4:6-7), "be careful for nothing, but in everything 
by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let our 
request be made unto God, and the peace of God, 
which passeth all understanding, shall keep our hearts 
and minds through Christ Jesus." 

Humbly and lovingly, 

One of your missionaries, 

— Florence N. Gribble. 


(Continued from Page 5) 

will reveal the profound and far-reaching influence 
her presence exerted in those early days. Further- 
more, when the seminary looked over its first student 
body, we found that .iust one-third of the group were 
definitely committed to the work of foreign missions. 
Among these were the Maconaghys, the DunnLngs, 
the Robert Williams, and Miss Snyder. The presence 
of these men and women established a still closer 
contact between the seminary and the workers on 
the field, and kept us constantly reminded of the final 
commission of our Lord. 

At the present time Brother and Sister Morrill are 
at Winona while he completes his final seminary year. 
Spiritually, their presence has blessed us greatly. Bro. 
Morrill, in response to urgent requests, is teaching a 
class in the Sango trade language of Africa. Then we 
also have with us Brother and Sister Garner Hoyt, 
now taking their final year of preparation, fully ap- 
proved for the African field, and getting their outfit 
together with the firm expectation of getting across 
the sea somehow to Africa. For the past two years 
Bro. Garner has conducted a class in missionary 
I French here for prospective missionaries, a work of 
great value. Then there are Herman and Marguerite 
(Hoffman) Baerg, in their second year, and headed 
for Africa. Besides these there are seven or eight 
other students definitely interested in foreign mis- 
sions, and fully willing to go wherever the Lord leads: 
some members of other churches. But we thank God 
for their presence and influence in the seminary. 

But now what about the other side of the picture? 
What does Grace Seminary mean to missions and 
the missionaries? Perhaps at this point it would be 
better to let them speak for themselves — and if there 
were time we would let them do this very thing. But 
; since Dr. Bauman's request for this article came too 
I late to allow for this plan, I shall have to speak for 
■ them this once. I can say that I have heard every- 
one of them here speak of the ministry of the sem- 

inary with genuine appreciation. We have tried to 
inculcate in them such a deep and abiding faith in 
the Word of God, that no combination of adverse cir- 
cumstances can ever turn them aside from the tas?: 
to which God may call them; such a personal love 
for the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, that in the dark- 
ness of pagan fields they shall see Him instead of the 
filth and degradation of the people; and such a gen- 
uine prayer life, that they will be able to look to God 
with complete trust for the provision of all their 
need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 

And it is the desire of the seminary, in the case 
of those who may not personally be training for for- 
eign missionary service, to see these students go out 
into pastorates in the homeland with a passion for 
the lost, which will not only lead to evangelistic effort 
in their own home communities, but also lead to a 
great dedication of life and money in their churches 
for the carrying of the gospel message to Africa and 
South America. 


(Continued from Page 3) 


Mr. Leon Henderson, administrator of the Office of 
Price Administration, has decreed that ministers of re- 
ligion in these United States are to be included as a 
group eligible to purchase during the present war auto- 
mobile tires under the rationing system. We quote 
his announcement here : 

"Clergymen in many communities, particularly 
where the population is scattered, are compelled 
to depend upon their cars to reach the bedside 
of the sick or dying, or to conduct services that 
are essential to the spiritual welfare of the pub- 
lic. As amended, the tire order will place the 
needs of clergymen on a par with those of doctors, 
nurses and other occupations and professions 
whose services are essential to public health and 

We have been in the midst of writing a book, soon 
to be published, on the sub.iect of Russia, as that na- 
tion ("Gog") appears under the prophetic spotlight. 
Consequently we have been searching for authentic 
information as to spiritual conditions within the Rus- 
sian Empire. With those conditions fresh in mind, 
Henderson's order was striking. If you have any know- 
ledge of spiritual conditions within Russia, imagine, 
if you can, such an order in a time like this, being 
put out by the Russian Government. It is hardly 
exaggerating to say that if a clergyman in Russia were 
to even ask for an automobile tire, under similar war 
conditions, the reply would be a bullet. America still 
realizes the importance of keeping alive the spiritual 
and moral forces of the world, without which it 
wouldn't be worthwhile to win this war anyhow. Chris- 
tians in America need to thank God that their lot 
was never cast in Russia. How fortunate we are just 
to be born in America. That alone should keep up 
from complainmg, no matter what other material 
troubles should be ours. We still can kneel to pray 
instead of kneeling to be shot. It cannot be that -we 
are outside of the will of God in giving every support 
to the "Stars and Stripes" in days like these, so long 
as our country does not demand that we act directly 
contrary to the revealed will of God. In fact, we be- 
lieve Paul (Rom. 13) taught us that to do so is our 
Christian duty. Our country has sinned much, and 
is far from being what we would like to see her be. 
God may chasten her greatly for her transgressions. 
Nevertheless, as earthly nations go — thank God, we 
are Americans! 



liapii/^ed PaXf^anUiK 

"We Wait For Light, But Walk In Darkness" 


A number of years ago, the German Ambassador to 
Argentina made the remark, in a public address, that 
if you scratch an Argentine you will find a heathen. 
As you may well imagine this caused a great stir in 
religious Argentina, and the ambassador was recalled. 
I would venture more than he, however, and say that 
if you scratch the shell of Argentine Romanism, you 
will find paganism. 

When, more than 400 years ago, the Spanish con- 
quest brought political subjugation to that part of 
the western hemisphere, it brought the same enforced 
sub.jugation religiously; and even as in the days of 
Constantine, wholesale baptism was the sign and seal. 
The methods used brought no change of heart, but 
rather consisted of the superimposing upon the al- 
ready existing Indian paganism of an empty cere- 
monial system, to which was added the extortionate 
requirements of a corrupt and immoral priesthood. 

Today Roman Catholicism in Latin American coun- 
tries is still paganism cloaked with the symbols of 
Christianity. This may sound like a gross exaggera- 
tion. I am fully aware of the fact that there will be 
many ready to dispute this statement. And yet it is 
a fact that the famous black image of the province 
of La Rioja, for many years the patron saint of the 
province, is the very image worshipped by the Indians 
in the days of the conquest. In recent years, a white 
copy has been made, which is now the official patron 
saint of the province, to please the European element. 
The black image is still worshipped, however, and still 
preferred by the natives. 

South America has been rightly called the neglected 
continent. We have considered it as less need'"' than 
others, and have turned our attention elsewhere. This 
is because we have not known actual conditions. South 
America is as much in need of the gospel as any 
land on earth. She is not Christian but pagan at 
heart. In proof of this statement, let us consider her 
service of worship, her shrines and her attitude to- 
ward Christ. 

In her service of worship any more than that of 
recognized pagan countries? Let us enter one of their 
cathedrals. Inside is semi-darkness. Worshipers, en- 
tering with us, dip their fingers in the holy water be- 
side the door, cross themselves devoutly, and are off 
to kneel before a holy picture or image. Down the 
long depth of the nave stands the altar, the cross 
above it. Candles, scores of them, flicker uncertainly. 
Threads of incense scent the air with a heavy frag- 
rance. Along the walls of the cathedral are pictures 
and images of the Virgin Mary and many saints of 
the church, with men. women and children kneeling 
in worship before them. 

The service begins. Mass is said by richly gowned 
priests. Chants are intoned with the response of the 
worshipers. Bells ring, and the worshipers drop to 
their knees. Bells ring again, and the worshipers rise. 
There are more chants and responses, and the service 
is over. The worshipers depart, dipping their fingers 
again in the holy water as they go. Most of them have 
not understood one word of the chants or the prayers. 

This is but a sample of church services throughout 
the land. There are not a score of sermons a year 
preached in the language of the people in the major- 

ity of the churches. There are no prayers said in 
the language which the common people understand. I 
ask, can a service of this kind bring any more spiritual 
help than the service of the heathen temple. 

Is their image worship any different from that of 
recognized pagan countries? There are countless 
wonder-working saints and images in their many 
in their many shrines and cathedrals. Let us visit 
one of them in the little town of Reduccion, where 
thousands gather annually to worship a hideous figure 
of Christ on the cross. People make long journeys 
from all parts of the country, after having offered to 
pay for masses to be said before the image, provided 
they would be prospered in some business or healed 
of some disease. There are those who walk barefoot 
through the streets, who come on their knees from the 
edge of the town to the foot of the image, who bring 
of their wealth or their poverty. Bits of candle left 
at the front of the image are eagerly sought for. A 
piece of cotton rubbed over the toes of the image, as 
well as a ribbon placed around its body, are said to be 
of great value in any case of sickness. The priests 
sell these articles, together with the medals bearing 
the picture of "El Senor de la Buena Muerte" (The 
Lord of the Good Death) as it is called. 

These people are afraid to come into God's presence 
in prayer. As one, who is a leader among the Cath- 
olic women of Rio Cuarto once said to us, "That would 
be a fearful thing to do. I am so unworthy. I muse 
come to God through someone like me, who, by his 
virtuous life, has earned favour with God." And so 
we find miUions of people who pray to the images of 
Mary and of the saints, just as we woud pray to Chriso 
in the spirit. They actually talk to the images and 
expect to be heard by them. Is this not pagan? 

Is the attitude of the adherents to Romanism 

"El Senor de la Buena Muerte.' 
(The Lord of the Good Death) 


MARCH 7, 1942 

Jicua 9 li 

ecam^ a 



Ye have not chosen me but I have chosen you 
.... John 15:16. 

Many of the missionaries who have gone forth to 
heathen lands received spectacular calls, but to me 
no such call came. When still but a child I attended a 
farewell missionary service, and was very much im- 
pressed by the message of one who was going forth. 
A call for volunteers was given; and I, in simple, 
child-like trust, yielded my life to the Master, promis- 
ing that as He opened the way, I would obey and go 
with Him. 

During the following years, all my plans were made 
with this one thought in view: "How best can I pre- 
pare myself for the field of service to which He would 
call me?" Through the advice of a godly missionary 
I decided to enter a Nurses' Training School, expect- 
ing to enter Bible School upon the completion of the 
former course. 

After finishing the nurses' course a very strange 
experience came to me. I began to wonder whether 
I was really called, thinking that a special message 
or sign should be given. When these did not come, 
the enemy led me on to believe that I could stay at 
home and help send out others who had a startling 

towards Christ, the Light of the World, any different 
from that of those who are recognized pagans? Even 
as we gather in our churches in commemoration of 
the "Risen Lord" they will be commemorating a dead 
Christ in Argentina. In Rio Cuarto, as in all of the 
other towns, this dead Christ will be carried in proces- 
sion through the streets. We have been told that in 
Rio Cuarto, so great is the emotional set-up, that as 
the dead Christ is taken down from the cross, on occa- 
sions women scream and faint and must be carried 

Early in the afternoon the people will begin to 
gather by the hundreds in the streets and in the park 
in front of the cathedral; rich and poor; educated 
and ignorant; people from all walks of life. The pro- 
cession forms in the church, headed by one or two 
city officials. There follows the band and several altar 
boys carrying lighted candles, and then the large glass 
casket containing the dead Christ. This is secured 
to two long poles and is carried down the streets on 
the shoulders of men. Old, young and middle-aged 
jostle and push one another aside for the privilege 
of supporting the casket a few feet. The band play.s 
a funeral march, and they slowly make their way 
around the "plaza" and back to the church, where 
the image is placed in its accustomed place among 
the other images until next Easter. Is it any wonder 
that there are those in those lands who firmly believe 
that Christ is dead? 

In the same procession the "Sorrowful Virgin" is 
carried along on the shoulders of devoted men, fol- 
lowing several feet behind the glass casket. An inter- 
esting thing to note here is that the priests do not 
precede the casket with the dead Christ; but they 
march along immediately in front of the "Sorrowful 
Virgin," reciting the rosary, with the people within 
hearing distance responding. And it is she who re- 
ceives the homage of the people after the dead Christ 
has been laid away. 

The great mass of the people are lost in ignorance, 
superstition and idolatry — Christian in name, but 
pagan at heart. Oh, that our eyes might be opened 
to see our responsibility to these lands dominated bv 
this most subtle enemy of the truth, the Church of 


call. For five long years I tried to make myself be- 
lieve this until one night in my desperation, I said 
"Yes" to the whole will of God, willing to fill that 
place which He had for me! or, in other words, ready 
to obey His command to go. No longer was I content 
to help send others, but immediately began my Bible 
Training. Great peace again came to my heart, and 
an abundant joy was mine. Now I knew that in the 
sight of God no one could fill the place which the 
Lord had chosen for me, and I was ready to say, 
"Here am I, send me!" 

Realizing that He had chosen me, my going forth 
was a matter of obedience to my Lord, and to His 
command of "Go ye ... . and preach the gospel." 


I praise the Lord for answered prayer and to know 
that the Word is not bound. 

In 1921, just after we received permission to open 
the first mission station and Bro. Gribble was making 
preparations to that end. Dr. Gribble and Marguerite 
and I started down the river toward Brazzaville; for 
Doctor was going home with her child. We changed 
from our little boat to a larger one at Ouesso, a gov- 
ernment post on the Congo. We were delayed there 
some time. We realized, as we saw the multitudes, 
that we were leaving them and going over into Ou- 
bangui-Chari. We prayed that they too might know 
their Lord and the way of salvation. How our hearts 
went out to them; but it seemed best to push toward 
the east and nearer Bangui for the first station. 

Leaving Ouesso, we visited Mr. Bragg at Ikalemba 
where Sister Rollier is buried. He had just started 
work there, but was forced to leave for health reasons. 
The Brauns came to help him; but they, too, went 
over to Oubangui-Chari after their first term. How- 
ever, their cook had accepted the gospel and loved the 

Just recently, the Swedish Brethren, whose work is 
at Carnot, were passing by Ouesso to plant work there. 
The first evening, while setting up camp in the rest 
house, they heard singing. They went in search to 
find out where it was. They found Mrs. Braun's 
cook holding a service with about 700 natives. He 
was telling the story. Many had accepted the gospel. 

We praise the Lord for answered prayer and the 
way He works. Truly the Word is living, and wherever 
preached it will win souls to the Lord. May it con- 
tinue to be spread until no village is found where it 
has not been taken! 

MofUf Mofiif McupA,! 

Orville D. Jobson, Superintendent of our African 
work, spent much of his time while in Long Beach 
making a detailed up-to-date map of our African 
Mission Field. With the assistance of Mrs. Bessie 
Burch, who did the drawing, the Board today has a 
map of our mission field in Africa that probably can- 
not be excelled as a missionary map by any missionary 
map in the world. We have had a number of these 
maps made on very heavy paper. They are 4 ft. x 6 ft. 
in size. The Board is ready to furnish these maps to 
any church, organization, class or individual, for $3.00. 
This is probably a dollar less than its actual cost, but 
the Board is very anxious to have one at least of these 
maps in every church, and therefore is making the 
sacrifice on the price. Do you wish one? Better send 
your order today. 



Ga^m^it Aaua4A<i' 3>e VtUaxlta 

By RICARDO E. WAGNER, Almafuerte, S.A. 

We first became acquainted with this women in 
Almafuerte a sliort time after taking charge of the 
work there, through a visit to lier liome. One of the 
strangest and most interesting things about her is 
that she liad heard the gosoel for over 30 years be- 
fore taking its message into her own heart. 

Intellectually she is a well prepared person. She 
graduated from normal school, but never executed her 
teaching profession, probably because her family was 
in a good position financially. Her husband was con- 
verted many years ago, being a member of the Free 
Brethren denomination. Later he became affiliated 
with our church, together with three of his daughters 
who were converted, leaving a small daughter and two 
sons still unconverted. The conversion of her daugh- 
ters had no good influence upon Mrs. Villada. She 
rather hardened her heart and tried to keep the 
others from following. But God put His hand upon 
that soul, leading her through hard trials, and later 
showing His mercy. 

This time soon came. One of the converted daugh- 
ters became ill mentally. Of course, the Roman Cath- 
olics took advantage of the situation to place the 
blame upon the gospel and fill the hearts of all who 
might be interested with fear. The girl was taken 
to an asylum for treatment. A short time after that, 
the family moved to Cordoba and later to Corralito, 
where we were able to visit them when we went to 
give out literature. Here ruin and suffering in the 
home was made felt even more keenly, for another of 
the converted daughters began to suffer from the 
same ailment, and had to be taken away for treat- 
ment. The poor mother was desperate. We tried to 
encourage her, and asked her to place her confidence 
in the Lord, promising to pray for the sick. I believe 
the Lord spoke wonderful words to this woman. I 
told her that her daughter would come back — to .iust 
trust the Lord. We left. As we had promised, we 
prayed, not only for the sick ones, but also for the 
healing and changing of the heart of the mother. 
Well, I believe that the first thing the Lord did was 
to heal the soul of the mother, as she later testified, 
when she said that she did not know why. but in that 
same hour she believed and felt certain that "Licha," 
her daughter, would return! 

Since that time she has had a "new song" in her 
heart and upon her lips. "I have been rebellious too 
long," she said. She is so grateful to the God that 
has done so great things for them, for He brought 
back both daughters to the home, although one of 
them does not enjoy very good health. 

Well, brethren, I cannot describe the .ioy in those 
hearts. Think how hard a heart can become refusing 
God's mercy throughout more than 30 years — and still 
it is possible for the Lord to soften it! How true that 
God is love! How true He is to all of His promises! 
And now the blessings in the life and home of Mrs. 
Villada are overflowing, for the younger daughter 
and one of her sons have been converted, as well as 
a son-in-law who lives in another town. 

Mrs. Villada and her son were baptized here in Alma- 
fuerte on Nov. 11. Her favorite hymn is, "Ring the 
Bells of Heaven." She now remembers how she used 
to repeat her prayers, after she was married, so that 
no evil would befall them because her husband at- 
tended the Protestant meetings. 

I wish to add a few lines more to solicit your prayers, 
brethren, for this family which lives isolated from the 
church and in the midst of a rebellious town. We do 

not have meetings there, and visit only when it is 
possible to do so; for the time doesn't reach even for 
the three towns where we have meetings. One of the 
girls, Alicia (Alice), is very pleasant and sociable; and 
I know it would be a great .ioy to her if she could ex- 
change letters with some of our readers who read and 
write Spanish — or for those who do not, we gladly 
offer our services as translators. 

Roberto Villada, Mrs. Villada Santiago Fissolo. 
three who were baptized in November. 


1. If I refuse to give anything to missions this 
year, I practically cast a ballot in favor of the recall 
of every missionary, both in the home and foreign 

2. If I give less than heretofore, I favor a reduc- 
tion of the missionary forces proportionate to my re- 
duced contribution. 

3. If I give the same as formerly, I favor holding 
the ground already won, but I disregard any forward 
movement. My song is, "Hold the Fort!" forgetting 
that the Lord never intended that His army should 
take refuge in a fort. All of His soldiers are under 
marching orders always. They are commanded to 

4. If I advance my offering beyond former years, 
then I favor an advance movement in the conquest 
of new territory for Christ. Shall I not join this class? 

Resolved: I do believe in greatly increasing the pre- 
sent number of missionaries, therefore I will increase 
my former offerings to missionary work. 


MARCH 7, 1942 

Qamilo' ^h-enteiU-'-'A^ii 

By RICARDO E. WAGNER, Almafuerte, S.A. 

Here we are, Jan. 15, in Berrotaran conducting the 
Vacation Bible School. We have classes in the morn- 
ing and at night, but as it has been raining almost 
continually since yesterday afternoon, we have nei- 
ther been able to have classes nor to visit. So I will 
take advantage of this time to write a while. I 
know that it has been a long time since I have done 
so, and I assure you that for a long time I have de- 
sired to do so. 

The Lord has been very merciful to us, and you, 
brethren, have been very good to uphold us in your 
prayers. I know that you have done so, for we have 
felt it. Else, how would we have had the spiritual 
help and the blessings that we have received? The 
Lord has heard you and we thank Him as well as you. 

I believe that the experience of one of our mem- 
bers here will be of interest to you. Since he does 
not write very well, I will try to remember and write 
what he has told me. 

Camilo Ubertelli Asti, as he is called, is Italian, 
and like the majority of Italians, was Roman Catho- 
lic. He is married to a native woman, and has only 
one daughter, who is also married. For years and 
years he lived in what is called here ''the religion of 
his fathers," Romanism. In all of that time his spirit 
never found rest. 

He was very faithful and obedient to all of the pre- 
cepts of his church and the orders of his confessor, 
whenever some penance was imposed upon him; for, 
as a good Roman Catholic, he confessed periodically. 
He lived as uprightly as he knew how. He never missed 
a mass, and says that "if there were seven masses in 
a day, I attended the seven." He did all that he could 
to please God according to his knowledge. 

He sought and sought peace for his soul and wanted 
to draw closer, in fuller communion with the Lord. 
He thought that sacrifices would help him to this end. 
So he began placing his hands below his knees while 
repeating the rosary; made a trip of three leagues 
9-10 miles on foot, with other companions, carrying 
a large cross with the image of Jesus. He took com- 
munion as often as eight days in succession after 
only one confession. To gain more indulgences he 
made rosaries out of olive seeds, and had to buy the 
olives that come in glass .iars. On one occasion some- 
thing happened which he considered a miracle; the 
.iar contained exactly the number of large and small 
seeds that he needed for a rosary! 

Someone told him that there was greater merit in 
confessing to the bishop. So he decided to make the 
trip on foot to Rio Cuarto (close to 50 miles), together 
with his son-in-law; but before reaching the city, 
they were so tired that they decided to take a ride in 
a truck that passed. He had his home decorated with 
the images of his favorite saints. He burned candles 
in great numbers (now he would like to have the 
money that he spent in that alone). He bought holy 
water 10 liters (little over 2 gallons) at a time, which 
did not last him very long; for every night he sprin- 
kled some of it all through the rooms and over the 
beds after all the family had retired. 

Not finding satisfaction in all that he was doing, 
he began to follow a man that lived in the hills, and 
who was practicing a religion of his own invention — 
a mixture of various rites of different religions, such 
as, Romanism, Spiritism, Seventh Day Adventism, 
quack doctoring, and even traces of the gospel! When 
he went into something, he did so with all sincerity 
and faithfulness. So one day this new leader said 
that all of his followers should dress themselves in 
red and follow him in procession all through the town. 

Don Camilo was ready to obey! But his companions 
did not care to go to that extreme, so the parade 

During this same time he began attending spiritist 
sessions that were being held on a farm. He declares 
that the spirit was already gettin.g possession of him, 
but that his writing was still illegible. He was verily 
in the hands of Satan! 

It was at this time that our work began in Berro- 
taran. Don Camilo received some tracts and began 
to read the Bible; but he was now so full of doubts 
about everything that it was hard for him to believe 
the truth. One of the first converts there took me 
to visit him. We talked, making clear the way of life. 
After many questions, he finally gave himself to the 
Lord, Whom he is now following and serving faith- 
fully. In all of these towns we have no more faithful 
member than he. "Seek and ye shall find" says the 
Lord. Our brother has sought and has found the only 
One Who can give peace — the Prince of peace! 

If the works of the un.iust had any merit, this man 
should be canonized. Thanks to God that he is not 
canonized, but rather sanctified through the Holy 
Spirit; and this by the grace of God, and the desire 
that He has put in your hearts to send and support 
missionaries in this field which is so needy. May the 
Lord bless you; and may your hope be in a reward 
in heaven, and the joy of meeting there with the souls 
saved in this part of the world. 

Camilo Ubortelli and son-in-law in back. Daughter and 
wife in middle. Grandchildren in front. 



Bo4ne Ileal04i^ 


How often we hear the question, "Why send mis- 
sionaries to South America? Is it not Christian?" In- 
deed, religious censuses include it, along with all other 
Catholic lands, as a part of the so-called Christian 
world. One needs, however, only to visit South Amer- 
ica to learn how far from the actual truth is such 
a conception of the state of those lands. 

It is true enough that the symbols of the gospel 
are established in South America. On the hills, along 
the roads, in countless shrines and churches and 
cathedrals, the holy emblems of the Christian faith 
have been erected. It is also true that there are evi- 
dences of religion on every hand. Worship, priests, 
regular services, bishops, nuns — the outward aspects 
are all there. In theory the fundamentals of religion 
are also there. But missionaries to such lands all 
testify to the fact that converts insist they had never 
caught the faintest ray of gospel light from the sys- 
tem to which they had adhered. 

There are a hundred reasons why missionaries 
should go; why missionaries must be sent; why we, as 
a Brethren Church, should feel keenly our obligation 
to that great neglected continent of South America. 
Here are a few that occur to me as I face my own 
obligation at this Easter season; that of returning to 
Argentina for another term of service. 

1. Christ is the only hope of individuals and of 
society. Roman Catholicism, the prevailing religion of 
South America, has crowded Him out and given His 
rightful place to another. The center of worship is 
not Christ but some saint. Their hope for eternity 
rests not on Christ but on the Virgin Mary. A study 
of facts show us that only a small percent of the peo- 
ple know anything about the most simple principles 
of Christ's teachings, or know anything but the barest 
facts about Him. About His real character they know 
nothing. Catholicism gives to the Virgm Mary titles 
and honors which rightfully belong to Jesus Christ 
alone, and so dishonors the Savior of the world. She 
asserts that no one can be saved apart from Mary. 
She teaches that the Virgin Mary is the mediatrix in 
heaven for sinners, that her intercessions are all- 
powerful, and that the Father and Son obey her 
slightest wish and prayer, whereas the Word says: 
"There is one Mediator between God and man, the 
man Christ Jesus." 

The cross, the symbol of Christ is seen everywhere 
— on the roadside, in homes and churches — but Christ, 
the Life, the only Hope of mankind, is unknown. Are 
we not debtors to make Him known? 

2. The Bible, the only Book which tells His story, is 
a closed Book. In our work of tract distribution, hun- 
dreds of people confess that they never heard of such 
a Book as the Bible. On the other hand, some who 
have heard of it declare that they do not want to 
waste their time reading a book that teaches a re- 
ligion of such falsity as Roman Catholicism. The 
Roman Church forbids her people — many times under 
threat of eternal damnation — to read any Bible trans- 

lated by Prostestants; and teaches that Protestants 
have wilfully mistranslated the Bible to further their 
own ends. They are allowed to buy — at excessive 
prices so the poor cannot and the rich do not — and 
read the Douay Version, but are pledged to interpret 
it "only according to that sense which our Holy 
Mother, the Church, has held and does hold" (Creed 
of Pius IVh This, in spite of Christ' i admonition to 
search the Scriptures! She further teaches that the 
Bible must be accepted only in so far as it agrees with 
the teaching of the Roman Churcn, that is, the Popt 
and the Bishops. The all-important thing is that 
Romanists should believe the teaching of the Church; 
the teaching of the Scriptures is of less importance. 
Moreover, she affirms that the unwritten Word of 
God, tradition, is of equal value with the Inspired 
books of the Bible, and that it is a more safe guide 
and teacher than the written Word of God. Fr. Bruno 
writes in his book, "Catholic Belief" that tradition is 
to us more clear and safe than the written Word of 

Is it any wonder that there is darkness in South 
America when the Light has been shut out? Can we 
deny to those poor deceived people the Lamp of life? 

3. Roman Catholisicm, their only guide in spiritual 
things, belittles the great work of redemption wrought 
by our Lord Jesus Christ. She exacts money, penance 
and woi-ks from her adherents, as the means by which 
they obtain favor with God and salvation. She teaches 
that God must be appeased by these acts before He 
can forgive sins. What a privilege to give them the 
message of salvation by grace. With liberal promises 
of indulgences she bribes men to say prayers and at- 
tend mass, and threatens men with eternal punish- 
ment if they do not follow the teaching of the priests. 
Dare we hesitate to recognize our obligation to carry 
redemption's story to these people? 

4. South America affords a field of incomparable 
vastness for missionary effort. There are great classes 
of people to whom religion is a thing of disgust, asso- 
ciated with all that they wish to avoid. The intel- 
lectual classes cannot support a religious organization, 
the teachings of which run counter to their own 
knowledge. The laboring classes, on the other hand, 
find the church standing against them in their strug- 
gle for greater industrial freedom; and as a result 
they are driven into hostility toward religion itself. 
These two classes in themselves constitute a vast 
field. Then there is a great territory which, perhaps, 
constitutes the largest region on earth untouched by 
evangilical Christianity. Multitudes have never heard 
the gospel, or, having heard it in the garbled form of 
Romanism, have turned away from it in unbelief. 

Let us not forget that through the love of God 
and the sacrifice of others, the gospel came to us. 
Surely as we face the facts, we will not longer ques- 
tion our obligation, but will say, "Here am I, send my 
means or send me!" 


lARCH 7, 194S 

Same Old Pn^ie^il al AluMKfl 

Mrs. Laura Larson Wagner has sent us an air mail 
liter dated Jan. 21, 1942. This will be news more than 
sually up to date. She reveals the fact that the 
Oman Catholic priests are the some old priests as 
ley have been throughout the centuries. They hate 
rotestants. Doubtless they would still burn them 
t the stake if they dared. They do not hesitate to 
ssignate "the sin of Luther" as the "sins of hell." 
; is Roman Catholic opposition that makes Latin 
merica one of the most, if not the most, difficult 
eld in the world. Nevertheless, our command is to 
reach the gospel to every creature and leave the 
;sults with the Lord. Whenever a soul in South 
merica renounces Roman Catholicism and all its 
aganish idolatries, a real victory for Christ has been 

The Lord is certainly graciously and greatly using 
rother and Sister Wagner. The reports of their work 
re always encouraging. We are going to quote from 
le letter just received, and also are presenting here- 
ith pictures of Mrs. Wagner's Daily Vacation Bible 
Khools one at Almafuerte, and the other at Berro- 
iran. In the latter Mrs. Wagner herself appears, 
ook into the faces of these boys and girls, and then 
^member this, if it were not for our work being car- 
ed on by the Wagners, these boys and girls would 
2 utterly without any spiritual advisers or instructors 
ive the vicious and immoral priesthood of South 
merica. Little better are they, if any, than the 
riests of the pagan temples Of India. As Bro. Clar- 
ice L. Sickel's article on another page reveals, the 
Oman Catholicism of South America is naught but 
aganism arrayed in the outward garb of Christianity 
-"wolves in sheep's clothing." 

We quote from Mrs. Wagner's letter: 

"We began the D.V.B.S. in Almafuerte in the early 
art of December, with an attendance that surpassed 
cir expectations. Ricardo went out each morning to 
ick up some of the children, and that helped to keep 
P the attendance average. The average attendance 
1 all classes (three in the mornings for children, 
nd one at night for adults) was 14; and of the 63 
tirolled, 45 received their notebooks. Antonio Ga- 
larra and one of our local girls helped in the teach- 

"On Jan. 7 we came to Berrotaran to start the 
ropaganda for the D.V.B.S. here. We also took care 
f the regular meetings, returning to Almafuerte on 
aturday, to be on hand for the meetings there on 

Daily Vacation Bible School in Berrotaran. 

Daily Vacation School at Almafuerte. 

Sunday. Ricardo had gone from house to house here 
inviting young and old to the classes, and was in high 
hopes of having a real good school. But the opening 
day was a big disappointment. Evidently someone 
had followed up Ricardo's invitations with threats; 
and when he went out in the car to gather up the 
children for the class, those who had seemed so pleased 
with his invitation, and had promised to come, ran 
and hid. So we have had the school with the group 
that always comes, and the children of the family 
that lives in another department of this house. Ten 
children will receive their notebooks, most of them 
with perfect attendance. About seven adults attend 
the night classes. 

"There has developed a terrific and well organized 
opposition to the gospel of late. Last year the local 
priest had a dance floor made in the center of the 
plaza that lies directly in front of the Roman Cath- 
olic Church. This year beginning on Christmas Eve, 
they ran a 10-day festival of dancing, lottery, etc. 
That was not enough for them; so they are continu- 
ing on Saturday and Sunday every week until Carni- 
val, which comes the third week in February. 

"One of the latest developments is the opening of 
an athletic club on the corner. They have two loud 
speakers, that prove most annoying to us when we 
are trying to have meetings. We can't say absolutely 
that they have deliberately set themselves at the 
business of disturbing the meetings, but it is passing 
strange that the loud-speaker should always be put on 
full blast just at the time of our meetings. Today we 
had two classes for the children, one in the morning 
and the other in the afternoon; and both times, just 
as we began to sing, the loudspeaker was turned on. 
And tonight the class had no sooner come in and sat 
down until the racket started again. But we are 
thankful that it is not as bad as last night. I think 
they must have had both turned loose; for, no matter 
which door was opened, there was so much noise that 
Ricardo could scarcely be .heard. And it was so hot 
that we couldn't keep everything closed tight. But I 
keep thinking; surely, surely, amongst these hun- 
dreds, there must be some souls that are yearning 
for the truth; and we keep praying that the Lord 
will lead us to them with the precious Word of life." 




By J. PAUL DOWDY, Supt., Argentina Missions 

When our Lord spoke these words recorded in Jn. 15, 
he was speaking of fruit-bearing. "Herein is my Father 
glorified, that ye bear much fniit." That which glori- 
fies our heavenly Father should be for us cause for 

All of you who have given so generously for the work 
in Argentina will be very happy to know that, during 
the year just past, your gifts and your prayers have 
not been offered in vain. The good seed of the Word 
has borne fruit. 47 souls, young people and adults, 
have been saved during the year. To this number 
should be added more than 60 smaller children, who 
have come to know the Lord and have accepted Him 
as their own personal Savior. These latter are fruits 
of the Child Evangelism Fellowship classes and Daily 
Vacation Bible School. 

While these results make our hearts rejoice, we do 
not feel that we have fulfilled the word of our Lord 
and borne much fruit. In fact, the results seem small 
when we look out on the thousands who have not 
been brought in, and the thousands who have not 
even been reached with the gospel. However, we 
really do have cause to rejoice, even though the num- 
ber of the saved is not large. When one comes to 
realize how great is the cost of accepting the doctrine 
of salvation preached by the despised missionaries: 
how great the cost of trying to follow Christ, while 
living in a home where other members of the family 
adore the idols of saints and follow the vain teachings 
of the religion fo Rome; how great the cost of endur- 
ing the mocking, condemnation, and punishment, 
meted out to those who become Protestants; then 
one begins to appreciate the value of even one soul 
saved and truly converted in this land. 

Accompanying this article are two photos. No. 1, will 
introduce to you six young people, who were saved 

"Six saved at Rio Cuarto" — (Group No. 1). 

and added to the congregation in Rio Cuarto last year; 
presenting, from left to right: Eduardo Tasaky, Nancy 
Tasaky, Hulda Martinez, Beryl Balloch, Orfilia Pepe, 
and Marjory Balloch. Eduardo and Nancy are stu- 
dents in the National College, and unusually intelli- 
gent. Eduardo hopes to go some day to Grace Semin- 
ary at Winona Lake to prepare for the ministry. Hulda 
works in her father's bakery and grocery store, and 
sews. Beryl is in school. Orfilia is a graduate of Nor- 
mal College. Marjory is a graduate of an English 
school in Buenos Aires. 

No. 2, shows 13 young people and adults of the group 
saved in Laboulaye. There should be 19 in the picture, 
but six men were not able to be there when it was 
taken. The five girls seated, together with the two 
standing at the left of the photo and the one standing 
at the right, are fruits of the personal work of Mrs. 
Pereira, who went to be with the Lord in December. 

In these fruits of the gospel our heavenly father 
is glorified. May our hearts be filled with rejoicing 
and thanksgiving, and may we be inspired to march 
on, work, and pray, that this ministry, yours and 
ours, here in Argentina may truly bring forth much 
fruit to the glory of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 


No. 2) 


MARCH 7, 1942 


A Group of Young- People in the Church at Rio 
Cuarto. Study these faces. If our Lord shall 
tarry, who shall say that there is not a bright fu- 
ture for the work in South America — the Con- 
tinent that wUl still be young when all the rest of 
them have grown old? 

Testimony of a Rebellious Girl. 

I am very young, only 15 years of age. I have been 
a girl of bad disposition, a fighter, always coming to 
blows with my companions in school. The teacher 
punished me much, but each time I was more rebelli- 
ous. My parents became converted to the Lord, and 
sent me to Sunday School. But I did not want to go. 
When they told me to go, I left the house and went off 
somewhere else and stayed till night. They whipped 
me and shut me in a room alone as punishment. 

After a time I began to go to Sunday School, where 
I had as my teacher, Mrs. Pereira, the wife of our pas- 
tor. She had much patience with me, because I be- 
haved very badly and caused fights and rebellions in 
the class. The advice, the patience, and the exhorta- 
tions of my teacher made me more serious and cul- 
tured, but my heart was not right. One day my 
teacher gave me a little booklet which spoke of the 
prodigal son. That booklet moved me, and one Sun- 
day my teacher exhorted me to give myself to the 
Lord. I prayed to the Lord for pardon of my sins 
in the name of Jesus, and He gave me a new life. 
Today, it is my desire to serve my Savior and Lord 
Jesus Christ. 

— Adelina Cacasse, Laboulaye. 


My life in childhood was a disaster. I have been a 
great blasphemer against God, the Virgin Mary, and 
the saints, because I did not know any other religion 
than the Roman Catholic. When I married I was a 
libertine, and much given to wine and gambling. All 
the money from my work went for card games and 
drink. With a long knife that I used, I fought with 
my companions of vice while my children suffered for 
want of food and clothing. One day a man came to 
my house to buy vegetables from my garden, and he 
gave me a little paper to read which spoke of Christ. 
At first, I paid no attention to such things; but that 
man returned to talk with me about the gospel. He 
invited me one night to go to the meeting. After a 
long time I finally resolved one night to make a 





manifestation of faith. I had many struggles before 
I became firmly established in the faith. 

Today, I thank God because He has given me light, 
and I have learned well the meaning of repentance 
and the significance of faith in Christ as Savior of 
my soul. My wife also has been saved, and we are 
very happy and contented because there is peace and 
salvation in our home. It is our desire to be faithful 
to the Lord to the end of our days. 

— Sergio Maldonado, Laboulaye. 


I am a young man of 19 years, born of Italian 
parents, in a Catholic home. But to me the religion of 
Rome had no meaning. 

My father was a victim of alcohol; and because of 
this vice my parents were separated, we lost all our 
possessions, and the children became scattered and 

Some friends invited me to accompany them to the 
Culto Evangelico. I went along with them several 
times just to pass the time, and to laugh and make 
fun of their songs and sermons. But one night I 
heard a sermon that made me think. The subject of 
that message was, "Where Will You Spend Eternity?" 
That message filled me with fear, and I began to un- 
derstand that the gospel was no joke. After that, I 
went to the meetings with more respect. Finally, the 
pastor talked with me and told me what I ought to 
do. I decided to receive Christ as my Savior and 

— Luis Tonello, Laboulaye. 


I am an Argentina woman, was born on the farm, 
and knew nothing of religion for many years. All I 
knew was the art of quack doctoring and things of 

A Prison Gioup at Rio Cuarto. Note the Chris- 
tian literature that our missionaries have placed 
in the hands of these men. For them also there 
is hope. 



HOPE FOR THE FUTURE— The three fine look- 
ing- men, just in their prime, in the above picture, 
reading from left to right, are: Ricardo Wagner 
of Almafuerte; Juan Pisani of Tancacha; and Luis 
Siccardi of Cabrera. .These three men were all or- 
dained to the Christian ministry on June 24, 1941. 



some of the children of our missionaries and national 
workers in Argentina. The board allows SlOO per 
year to each North American missionary for each 
child up to the age of 13, and $150 per year from '2 
to 18; but what about the children of our national 
pastors? The board feels that it is unable to make 
this same allowance for them. However, from time 
to time the board has afforded the national pastors 
substantial allowances to help in the care and educa- 
tion of their children. How about a gift this year to 
the South American Helper's Children's Fund? 
$ (?) will support the child of one of our na- 
tional pastors for one year. That gift also would be 
pleasing to the Lord. 

witches and fairies. We went to live in the town of 
Serrano in the Province of Cordoba. There are two 
convents in this small town, one of Franciscon monks, 
and the other of CarmeUte nuns. I went to their 
churches, confessed to the priests, and did all they 
told me to do. But I never did know peace in my 
soul. Never was my conscience at rest. I left that 
religion and ceased to believe in anything. 

Then we went to Laboulaye — the whole family — 
and we were invited to the meetings of the Protestants, 
as we called them. After two years I realized that I 
was a sinful woman and was condemned to hell. I 
confessed my sin, with tears, and asked God to par- 
don me, believing in Christ as my Savior. 

I am an old lady now and soon must leave this 
world; but I have peace, because I can say with 
the Apostle Paul "I know whom I have believed." 
Christ is my Redeemer, the Lord of my life. 

-Elena Rodriguez, Laboulaye. 

TURE— Here is a 
future missionary 
for Argentina, 
trying desperate- 
ly already to fill 
his daddy's shoes. 
We introduce 
Master James 
Paul Dowdy, Jr. 


Only m Africa This Time. When the editor first 
saw this picture, he immediately exclaimed: THE 

Really, don't they look it? Those craniums are 
not empty. Who shall say that such as these are 
not worth saving, though their skins are of dif- 
ferent hue from our own? 


MARCH 7, 1942 

From ANTONIO GAMARRA, Rio Cuarto, Argentina 

I am writing to tell you that, like the Apostle Paul, 
I feel that I am "debtor" (Rom. 1:14); debtor to all 
men, but especially to you Brethren, for the following 
reasons : 

First, because you sent missionaries to this land 
bringing the good news of salvation, and I have been 
privileged to hear, and to accept Christ as my only 
Savior. Now, the blessings that I have received 
through having the Lord in my life are so many, that 
I am not able to number them. For this reason I 
feel myself a debtor to you, and say, "Thank you, 

In second place, I feel that I owe a debt to you, 
because during these last three years you have paid 
my way through the seminary in Buenos Aires. There 
I learned how to study systematically the Word of 
God. I reaped some of the fruits of the experience of 
consecrated servants of the Lord. I came to realize 
that a worker in the vineyard of the Lord needs to 
know how to handle many instruments in order to 
be efficient. Also I learned that while an intellectual 
knowledge of Christ is good, it is necessary to give 
to the Lord Himself His own proper place in the life. 
During these three years I have been able to com- 
prehend more and more of the need of the gospel 
among our people. There are places where the gospel 
has never been proclaimed. There are large cities 
that have no testimony of the gospel. Seeing these 
urgent needs, my spirit was filled with enthusiasm 
to face all the problems there may be in the ministry 
and to carry forward the work of the Lord. 

In the seminary I learned many thines that I 
shall now be able to put into practice. Also I had ' 
to unlearn or lay aside manv customs which were 
not fitting; ideas that would be iniurious in mv life 
as a minister. Now I do not think I know everything. 
I know that I lack much vet, much that I should 
know in order to be an efficient worker; but I am 
disposed to fight on in this world of darkness, and 
with the help of the Lord I know that the victory is 

In the third place, I am debtor to you because you 
are supporting our work with your offerings and 
pravers. Because you are doing this, I am able to 
dedicate mv life and all mv energies to loreach the 
blessed gospel to sinners, knowing that it is the only 
remedy that cp.n save them. 

Those motives, and others not enumerated here, 
pre those w>^ich make me fepl mvself a d°htor to vpu. 
Afrain. I wish to sav: thank vou brethren. "Your 
labor is not in vain in the Lord" (T Cor. LStSS). Mav 
the Lord bless you, is the sincere desire of your bro- 
ther in Christ. 






December 13, 1941, after suffering a long and pain- 
ful illness, our dear and beloved sister in Christ, the 
wife of our pastor Pereira, went to be with the Lord. 

We shall not be able to express in these few lines 
the deep feeling and heartache which this separation 
has caused. The vacancy left in her home and in her 
place of service is great. We accept with complete 
resignation the will of God, because our departed 
sister herself said always, "The Lord's will be done, not 

Since the year 1937 when Dona Carmen, as we lov- 
ingly called her, came with her husband to take 
charge of our congregation, until the last day that 
she was with us, we could see reflected in her the 
power of God through her spirit of self-denial in the 
work to which the Lord Himself had called her. She 
inspired us with that same fervent enthusiasm and 
that unbreakable faith that characterized her own 
life, and shared in the persecutions and sorrov;s as 
well as in the happiness and .ioy of those around her. 
She was the spiritual stronghold of our women's so- 
cietv, presiding over the organization and its work 
with the maximum of ability and Christian love. She 
exhorted us always to keep our lives as shining lights 
in the midst of the gloomy darkness of this world 
of sin and vanity. 

Christ, before going to occupv the heavenly throne, 
said: "I go to prepare a place for you . . . that where 
I am there you may be also." This promise, which 
we keep in our hearts, takes away the heartache and 
replaces it with the .iov of knowing that where our 
sister has gone, we shall also go to en.ioy the eternal 
life which is ours through the precious blood of the 
Lord Jesus. 

We sincerely ask all our sisters in the Lord to take 
to the throne of grace the petition for consolation 
and strength for our pastor, in order that he may 
be able to continue in his ministry of evangelization. 


"Did you not suffer a great deal on the cross Mas- 
ter?" asked Michael. 

"Yes," answered Jesus, simply. 

"How many know of your dying for them on the 
cross?" asked Michael. 

"The people of Jerusalem and Judea know of it.'' 
he said. 

"But did you die for the whole world. Master, and 
how are they to hear about it?" asked Michael. 

"Yes, I died for the world, and I have told Peter 
and Andrew, James and John, and the rest to go tell 
the world," said Jesus. 

"But suppose. Master." innuired Michael, anxiously, 
"that Peter and Andrew and the rest will not go. 
Have vou made anv other arrangements?" 

"No," said Jesus; "I am counting on them." 

"Indifference to missions means the forfeiture of 
Christ's favor and presence." 

"A praying church will be a living church, a mis- 
sionary church, a conquering church." 


Hereafter, Brother Homer A. Kent, of Grace Theo- 
logical Seminary, Winona Lake, Indiana, will be in 
charge of the loaning of the slides and lectures on 
our work in Africa. Any Church desiring to borrow 
them will please make application of Brother Kent. 



2>ihicultied> and Viclan.i>ed> w-UU AyMcan Wo-*m4i> 


"Burden Bearers" 

The African women may truly be called the "bur- 
den bearers," for indeed the heavy end of the load 
is theirs to bear. They work the gardens, carry the 
water, bring home the fire wood, care for their huts, 
prepare the food, and care for the family. There is 
little time for anything but work and labor. The old 
men of the village never cease to remind them that 
thev are much inferior to them in every way. Es- 
pecially is this true when they express their desires to 
learn to read the "white man's tattoo" (writing). 

In the beginning days of the 'mission, the task of 
winning the women for Christ was very difficult be- 
cause of this "inferior complex" developed thru the 
centuries. However, thru prayer and constant effort 
on the part of the missionaries, God has heard prayer, 
and now some of the "burden bearers" have had their 
burden of sin at least lifted by the great "Burden- 
bearer," our Lord Jesus Christ. True it is that many 
of the material burdens are still theirs; but what a 
different attitude prevails in their hearts. Many of 
them are learning to memorize the Word of God, and 
a large number have learned to read that Word. 

Each Station conducts separate classes for the girls 
and women, where they can learn to read the Word 
of God. In the villages, as well, there are a number 
of classes for those who cannot attend at the sta- 
tions. These classes, for the most part, are held either 
very early in the morning, or in the late afternoon, 
so that this work does not conflict with their garden 

The happy girl is the one whose fiance or husband 
is a Christian worker; for then she is encouraged to 
read the printed Scriptures, so as to be a good help- 
meet for her lover. Philip, one of the native workers, 
was so anxious that his wife learn to read the Scrip- 
tures that he taught her himself. She is now able 
to help others who have not had the privilege of at- 
tending Bible Reading Classes. 

At one of our African Bible Conferences, held at 
Bassai two years ago, we put on a reading test for 
the women. A middle aged woman, who had had 
very little opportunity to attend classes, but who put 

herself to the task of learning to read, read portions 
from the Word of God in two languages. She did not 
win the prize, but every one present at the contest 
was deeply impressed with her zeal to know the Word 
by reading it for herself. The Lord blessed her efforts, 
and she has had a great ministry among other women 
in the town where her husband is located as an evan- 
gelist. She had great odds to overcome, but she was 
faithful; and she is hapny now that she too can read 
from God's Word. 

Alice Madai, one of the faithful girls in her class, 
attended the reading classes when she was just a little 
tot. She grew to be a fluent reader. She married a 
young by the name of Etienne (this is the 
French for Stephen). Later God called them to 
preach the gospel at Bocaranga, a government post, 
about 75 miles from Bozoum. Before leaving the mis- 
sion, the native Christians gave them a farewell ser- 
vice. In connection with the service there was a little 
shower. The women of the church gave enough 
money to buy Alice a new New Testament and some 
dishes. Before the close of the service the native 
pastor called on Alice for a few words. She stood 
timidly and said: "I am happy to be able to do the 
work of the Lord. I will try to teach the women there 
to read God's Word." Some months after, mission- 
aries visiting Bocaranga found Alice busy at her work 
of teaching girls and women to read, and there were 
over 20 enrolled. 

As we look back to the beginning days when the 
women were so slow, we do praise God that we did 
not give up. Today, because of God's faithfulness, 
we are seeing what our eyes longed to see — "Christian 
women reading the Scriptures in tlieir own tongue." 
Is anything too hard for God? No, He always rewards 
with an "exceeding abundantly" as we work and pray. 
Pray that the women may continue to grow in grace, 
and in the knowledge of the Word which they can 
now read for themselves. 


Girl Carrying Water at Bassai Station 


MARCH 7, 1942 

^H^ffiif. Ro^nLl 



The following Associated Press dispatch from 
London appeared in a Salt Lake, Utah, paper on 
Jan. 23: 


"Free French Headquarters announced Friday 
night that an unidentified twin-engine aircraft 
boniDed Fort Lamy, capital of the Cnad Territory, 
in French Equatorial Africa, shortly after noon 

"Ihe French statement said 12 German-made 
bombs were dropped. 

'Considering the distance between Fort Lamy and 
the closest air base of the enemy in Libya,' the 
statement continued, 'the question arises whether 
the attacking aircraft did not have to refuel at 
an African airport controlled by the Vichy Gov- 

The scene of this bombing is just about 500 miles 
from our mission worlc in Oubangui-Chari. This 
brmgs the possibilities of war closer than ever to our 
cherished African work. This news should be of in- 
tense interest to The Brethren Church, and should 
send us all to our knees in prayer that God will pro- 
tect our representatives and the thousands of Chris- 
tians that have been won to the Lord through their 
constant and consecrated efforts during the past 20 

These are hard and difficult days for the foreign 
mission program, but God will honor a church which 
will go forward and trust Him through the hardships. 
Many foreign boards are "just giving up" until better 
days can be seen ahead. But let us not become dis- 
couraged. God, can, and will work for us thru the 
every day events of these war-torn days. As long 

as our missionaries are willing to remain of the field, 
and as iong as men and women come forward to 
hazard their lives m ocean crossings, certainly the 
cnurcn will not fail to stand benmd them. 

Several days ago I received a letter from our much 
loved native elder at Bozoum, Noel Gaiwaka. After 
teumg of the many souls that have recently come to 
the jjord, and of tlie shortage of trained workers to 
cope with tlie needs of the infant church, he made 
one request, "Pastor, pray lor me. I ask you only one 
tiling, pastor; pray for me, that I may be found faith- 
fully serving tne Lord untU He comes back again." 
And this is the request of every missionary to our 
African field. "Brethren, pray for us." This is the 
request of the missionaries on the field, who face the 
strain of possible separation from you because of travel 
and passport difficulties. This is the request of those 
of us at liome on furolugh, who are only too wUing 
to return if only passage can be secured. Tliis is 
the request of the newly approved missionaries, who 
are looking forward to getting to the field to help share 
the responsibilities of front line service. 

You have all learned thru articles from Africa that 
your Africa missionaries have, for many years, ob- 
served the 15tli day of each month as a definite day 
of prayer. This day is also observed by the native 
church. On several occasions the need has been so 
great that both missionaries and native Christians 
have made this day a day of "prayer and fasting." 
Why not join with them on the 15th of this month? 
Such a prayer meeting will be held in Long Beach on 
the 15th. In fact for several months now, some of the 
members of this church have been meeting on this 
date for definite prayer for the African work. The 
need of our African work at this crucial moment is 
prayer, and in this need every church can cooperate. 



Ernest Gordon, in his "Survey of Religious Life and 
Thought" in the Sunday School Times for Jan. 10, 
1942, states that "General De Gaulle protects French 
Evangelical Missions in Africa, and a special credit 
has been asked for by the governor of the Gaboon for 
the help of missionaries in his territory." 

This is just another token from the Lord that He 
will guide governments and nations to permit His 
servants to herald the gospel story to Africa's still 
unreached thousands, until His church is completed. 

The particular mission here referred to is the French 
Evangelical Mission of the Gaboon, which, since the 
occupation of France, has no means of support, being 
cut off from its home base. The De Gaulle Govern- 
ment, recognizing the value of this mission's services, 
requests that support be given them. There are sev- 
eral other missions in Free French territory that are 
almost or entirely cut off from their home base. For 
example, the Swedish Missions in the Moyen-Congo 
and Oubangui-Chari colonies; also the Norwegian Mis- 
sion in the Cameroun. We trust that these missions 
will also be given some financial aid. 

The men who are leading the Free French Govern- 
ment are men who love liberty and freedom; and 
some of them recognize that the gospel of the Lord 
Jesus Christ is a gospel of freedom. Before we left 
Africa last March, I called upon the governor of 
Oubangui-Chari to make our farewells; and as we 
stood on the steps of his home he said, "Tell the 
folks in America that there are still a few Frenchmen 
who are not willing to sign a disgraceful armistice witli 
Germany." And then he added, "Aurevoir, have a 
good furlough and hurry back." With men of this type 
at the head of the French Colonial Government, our 
mission should enjoy a time of unparalleled favor from 
the authorities that be. 

Robert Moffat, the African missionary, on being 
asked to write in an autograph album, penned the 
following lines: 

"My album is in heathen breasts. 
Where passions reign and darkness rests 

Without one ray of light; 
To write the name of Jesus there. 
And point to the worlds all bright and fair. 
And see the heathen bow in prayer. 

Is all my soul's delight." 





South Gate, Calif., 1st Church 

Naples, Caiif., Mission (Long Beach Istl 

birthday offerings 
Mr. & Mrs. W. G. bisenmann. Long Beoch, Cal. 1st 
Refund from Farmers & Merchants Bonk, 

o/c Safety Deposit Box 
James M. Worsham, Long Beach, Calif. 1st 

Purchase of Bowman car 

Grace Allshouse, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

(Doctors' traveling expense) 
Helen Lord, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

(Doctors traveling expense) 
Adult C.E., Los Angeles, Calif. 1st 


Senior C.E., Long Beach, Calif. 1st 


Long Beach, Calif. 1st Church 


Lyceum Club of Bible Institute of 

Los Angeles, Calif. 

Ray A. Emmert, Dallas Center, la. 
Mr & Mrs. R. J. McConohoy, Long Beach, 

Calif. 1st 
Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Prentiss, San Diego, Calif. 





Mary Ellen Miller, Long Beach, Calif. 1st 

(For Outfit) 5.00 

Naples, Calif. Mission (Long Beach, 1st) 25.00 

Mr & Mrs. J. M. Anthony, Long Beach, Cal. 1st 40.00 


A friend, Turlock, Calif. 


Whittier, Calif. Church 


Abe Bowman, Long Beach, Calif. 1st 


Clayhole, Ky. Christian Endeavor 

(For household help) 

Abe Bowman, Long Beach, Calif. 1st 
Long Beach, Calif. 1st Church 


Miss Anna Monley, Beaver City, Nebr. 

Mrs. Lucy Beeler, Beaver City, Nebr. 

Metta Beeler, Beaver City, Nebr. 

Myrtle Little, Beaver City, Nebr. 

Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Morgan, Sunnyside, Wash. 

Miss Eleanor Harris, Student of 

Moody Bible Institute 
Mr. & Mrs. J. Robert Russell, Middletown, Ohio 

(For Dunning Baby) 
Member, Madison Ace. Baptist Church 

Paterson, N. J. 







Oriental Missionary Society 

Oriental Missionary Prayer Band, 

Ft. Wayne, Ind. 25.68 

Arthur Nickel 

Salem Mennonlte Church, Salem, Ore. 100.00 

$16.06 $ 












Total Receipts for January 1942 


Louis S. Bauman, Sec'y-Treas. 
Geraldine Judd, Office Sec'y. 


"The mission of the church is missions." 

"We must preach or perish, teach or tarnish, evan- 
gelize or fossilize." 

"The consecrated missionary church is not a cis- 
tern, but a bubbling- fountain." 


About ninety years ago, Alfred Tennyson, Britain's 
great poet wrote Locksley Hall. In this work appear 
the following lines: 

For I dipt into the future far as human eye 

could see. 
Saw the vision of the world, and all the 

wonder that would be; 
Saw the heavens fill with commerce, argosies 

of magic sails. 
Pilots of the purple twilight, dropping down 

with costly bales; 
Heard the heavens fill with shouting, and 

there rain'd a ghastly dew 
From the nations' airy navies grappling in 

the central blue; 
Far along the world-wide whisper of the 

south wind rushing warm. 
With the standards of the peoples plunging 

thro' the thunder storm; 
Till the war drum throbb'd no longer, and 

the battle flags were furl'd 
In Parliament of man, the Federation of the 


Alfred Tennyson must have been perusing the Scrip 
tures. One thing sure, "the nations' airy navies" an 
"grappling in the central blue," and "the heavens' 
are filled "with shouting, and there rain'd a ghastlj 
dew." The cjuestion that concerns the true believe! 
in the Word, now is, will "the Parliament of man, th( 
Federation of the world," follow the present rains o: 
ghastly dew? Is so, the Scripture that cannot b« 
bi'oken, reveals the head of such a federation, an( 
it will be none other than the Antichrist. No "Parlia 
ment of man," no "Federation of the world" will eve 
save this poor, old, sinful world. The sons of Adar 
must be born again before the ghastly dew will ceasf 
to fall. Just beyond the "Parliament of men, the 
Federation of the world" lies that glorious day when 
our Lord Jesus Christ shall return from the heaven, 
restore David's throne, and reign. Then, and not 
until then, will "sorrow and sighing flee away" (Isa. 

%luf. Aoi 



MARCH 7, 1942 

Qn^aoe ^UeoJx^ical £emman4f> AddadaiMn 


"For by grace are ye saved." How wonderful to 
know that tne all-sufficient grace of our Lord Jesus 
Cfirist has been sufiicient to save us from the con- 
demnation and the guilt of sin. For this fact and as- 
surance, every true Christian is greatly rejoiced. It is 
also true that a different "Grace" has saved many 
young men and women from the condemnation of 
falsehood and deceit. Were it not for Grace Seminary, 
many Brethren, as well as others, would be led into 
educational systems where the truth is a stranger 
and where the lies of the devil have a prominent place 
in the curriculum. We greatly re.)oice because of 
the fact that we have a seminary where truth, and 
understanding are joined in one purposeful effort — 
that of imparting the Word of God unto students who 
are anxious to hear and know. 

Some of us have passed through the classes of 
Grace and are now on the field of service. We re- 
member, with much thanksgiving, the wonderful 
blessings bestowed upon us while we were yet members 
of those classes. To those now attending Grace Sem- 
inary, we urge a devotion to study, a consecration to 
God, and a promotion to full time worship and service. 
To those who shall attend Grace Seminary in the 
years to come — to you we promise that, by the grace 
of Almighty God, there will continue to be a Grace 
Seminary, that there will continue to be God-fearing 
men there to teach you, that there will continue to 
be an ever-increasing group of saints of the Lord in- 
terested in your progress and making possible your 
preparation. This is the promise to which the Grace 
Theological Seminary Alumni Association has set it- 
self to perform. A big promise! Yes, but we have 
every faith to believe that the God "Who hath begun 
a good work in you will be able to perform it" even 
unto the end. 

Following are portions from a letter being sent to 
all former graduates or students of Grace Seminary. 
The letter, from John Squires, alumni secretary, is 
self explanatory. We urge you to read it; follow its 
instructions and appeals that the promise of the 
Alumni Association shall see its keeping begun at 

To Former Students of 
Grace Theological Seminary: 

"The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all." 

We need your help. An opportunity to serve the 
school that has so effectively and efficiently served 
you has arisen. That which you received at Grace 
Seminary has brought untold blessing into your life 
A fuller knowledge of the Word of God, a greater love 
for Christ, a richer experience through Christian fel- 
lowship have all been yours at Grace Seminary. Would 
you like to help in bringing these things to others? 
We are confident that you would. Therefore, we are 
inviting vou to become a member of the Grace Alumni 

It is the purpose of the Alumni Association to un- 
dertake such projects for the Seminary as will pro- 
mote its growth and spread its name. All former 
students will be glad for the opportunitv to band them- 
selves together in an organization, which will keep 
alive the snirit of fellowship that they knew among 
former classmates. 

Would vou like to become a charter member of the 
Alumni Association of Grace Theological Seminary? 
We are sure you would, therefore we are writing you 

to tell how it can be done. You will be interested to 
know that the first person to become a charter member 
of the Alumni Association is Robert A. Ashman of 
the class of '36, and now pastor of the First Brethren 
Church, Peru, Ind. 

The Grace Seminary Alumni Association was org- 
anized at V/mona Lake, Ind., on August 29, 1941, dur- 
ing the 52nd National Fellowship of Brethren Churches. 
Officers were chosen, and steps taken to bring the 
Alumni Association to the attention of all students 
who have been under the mmistry of Dr. Alva J. 
McClain either prior to or after 1930. 

It was decided to admit for membership in the Grace 
Alumni Association all former students and graduates 
who were under Dr. McClain in Ashland Seminary 
during the years 1930 to 1937. The reasons for the 
inclusion of Ashland Seminary graduates, 1930 to 1937, 
m the Grace Seminary Aluriini Association are set 
forth in the following item from the pen of Dr. Alva 
R. McClain. Please don't fail to read his item care- 

The Alumni Association has also extended the priv- 
ilege of "Associate Membership" to any who have 
taken work in the classes of Dr. McClain at Ashland, 
either before or after 1930, and also to non-graduates 
who have taken work in any of the classes at Grace 

Classification of Members 

1. All graduates, either by degree or diploma, from 
Grace Seminary or from Ashland Seminary during the 
years 1930 to 1937, shall become regular members of 
the Grace Alumni Association upon payment of not 
less than $1.00 per year dues. Please note we are 
not limiting regular members to $1.00. 

2. All part-time non-grauates, who have taken 
work in any of the classes at Grace Seminary or in 
the classes of Dr. McClain at Ashland, either before 
or after 1930, shall become associate members upon 
the basis of a contribution of an undesignated amount. 
No set fee. 

3. All friends of Grace Seminary, not having taken 
work of anv kind in the Seminarv may become 
honorary members bv making a contribution or dona- 
tion to the Aluinni Association. No set dues. These 
members shall not be considered as regular or associate. 

Yours because of Grace, 

— John Squires, Sec'y. 

Membership In The Alumni Association of Grace 
TheoIogicEJ Seminary 

By Alva J. McClain 

At the suggestion of many former students at Ashland Theo- 
logical Seminarv, the Alumni Association of Grace Theological Sem- 
inorv has voted to admit as regular members of the Associotion all 
sfii/tiints v^n gra''"ated from the former institution during the years 
1930 to 1937. The reasons for this action are as follows: 

1. When Grace Seminary was oraanired in 1937, its faculty 
included all the teachers from Ashland Seminary exceot ONE, and 
the dean of Ashland Seminary became president of the new insti- 

2. In 1937 all exceot ONE of the Brethren students at Ashland 
Seminary transferred to Grace Seminary. 

3. All except THREE of the Brethren alumni of Ashland Seminary, 



from its organization as a graduate school in 1930 to the year 1937, 
have transferred their support to Grace Seminary. 

4. The doctrinal position, spiritual ideals, and curriculum plan, 
as established at Ashland Seminary in 193U under the direction of 
Dr. Alva J. McClain, and repudiated in part by the Ashland College 
Board of Trustees in 1937, have been established and are now being 
carried on at Grace Theological Seminary under a Brethren Board 
of Trustees which is in complete sympathy with them. 

5. The attitudes and policies of those now in control of Ash- 
land College and Seminary indicate clearly a definite trend toward 
liberalism in theology and worldliness in life and conduct. 

6. All attempts on the part of alumni to reverse this liber- 
alistic trend have been rendered useless by means of ecclesiastical 
pressure, those in control not hesitating to excommunicate from 
their conferences any alumni who have the courage to criticize 
the present tendencies at Ashland. 

For the above reasons, the friends of Grace Theologicol Seminary 
regard this school as the true successor of Ashland Theological 
Seminary as it existed from the date of its organization in 1930 
to the year 1937, and its graduotes during that period are cord- 
ially extended the privilege of regular membership in the Alumni 
Association of Grace Seminary. 

The Alumni Association has also extended the privilege of 
"Associate Membership" to any who may have taken work in the 
dosses of Dr. McClain at Ashland, either before or after 1930, and 
also to non-graduates who have token work in any of the classes 
at Grace Seminary. 


A further word of explanation is needed. The above articles 
set forth the purpose and plan of the Grace Alumni Association. 
To all who ore eligible to become "regular" or "associate" mem- 
bers, letters containing the above information and a membership 
blanks are being forwared shortly by the secretary of the Associa- 
tion. To those who wish to become "honorary" members, we give 
the following instructions: (1) Fill out the blank below, giving all 
the information requested. (2) Send the completed blank, with 
as large a gift as you feel you desire to give, to the Association 
secretary. Rev. John Squires, 136 N. Market St., Wooster, 0. There 
are no special privileges connected with "honorary" membership, 
other than a prior right to attend the Alumni gotherings which 
will be held in connection with Grace Seminary graduation exercises 
and the Annual Fellowship of Brethren Churches. Facilities for 
handling these gatherings are olwoys limited. Your honorary mem- 
bership will entitle you to a first consideration. Of more import- 
ance, your honorary membership gives you the distinction of being 
one of the many Brethren who are helpng to mointoin a school with 
a testimony greatly needed in these evil times. It further mokes 
certain the success of this, the most effective means of prospering 
and maintaining Grace Theological Seminary. 

In closing, may we introduce you to our Association officers. Rev. 
John Squires, pastor of our mission church at Wooster, 0., is our 
efficient secretary. Rev. Squires is a member of the class of 1939. 
Rev. Donald Carter, pastor of our church at La Verne, Calif., is our 
treosurer. Rev. Carter is a member of the class of 1934 (Ash- 
land). The following are serving on temporary committees, which 
will report to the Association at the 53rd Annual Fellowship of 
Brethren Church at Winona Lake, Ind., Rules and Regulations; Rev. 
Norman Uphouse, chairman. Rev. Jack Simmons, Rev. Russell Wil- 
liams; Program, Rev. Arnold Kriegbaum, chairman, Rev. Lew Grubb, 
Rev. Arthur Carey; Project, Rev. Robert Miller, chairman Rev. 
Arthur Molles, Rev. Tom Hammers. 

Please address all correspondence to Rev. John Squires, 136 N. 
Market St., Wooster, O. 

— Rev. Kenneth Ashman, Pres. 

Closs of 1938— Pike Brethren Church. 



Address _.._ 

Church -..- Pastor .... 


(This application, accompanied by a gift to the 
Grace Theological Seminary Alumni Assaciation, will 
entitle you to the privileges of an honorary member- 
ship in the Association. Please make all checks pay- 
able to the Association 7o Donald Carter. Forward 
this application with your gift to Rev. John Squires, 
136 N. Market St., Wooster, O. 


A New Hebrides chieftain sat peacefully reading the 
Bible, when he was interrupted by a French trader. 
"Bah," he said, in French, "why are you reading the 
Bible? I suppose the missionaries have got hold of 
you, you poor fool. Throw it away! The Bible never 
did anybody any good." Replied the chieftain, calmly, 
"If it wasn't for this Bible, you'd be in my kettle there 
by now!" — Ex. 




Wouldn't it be embarassing to our children for mis- 
sionaries to come from Africa to North America to 
preach the gospel because their forefathers failed to 
establish it here? You say, "That sounds foolish.' No, 
it is not foolish when you read in church history 
that Africa had the ffospel before America, but failed 
to do what we are now failing to do when we will not 
support missions. Neglecting missions is a very serious 
matter. Sel. 




Please enter my subscription to the Breth- 
ren Missionary Herald for one year. One dol- 
lar ($1) enclosed. Send it to: 


City State 

3326 So. Calhoun 
Ft. Wayne, Ind. 


MARCH 7, 1942 


J. P. KLIEVER, Our C.E. Missionary 

This is the story of one grave I saw, and there are 
many others like it in Africa. 

Walking along a small trail we came to a mound 
resembling an ant hill, so common in Africa. On this 
mound is a presentation of household goods, a helmet, 
a beer kettle, a pair of shoes, a knife and numerous 
other things. This is a grave! There is a little mark- 
ing post on the edge of it, but there is nothing written 
on it. 

We ask whose grave this is. The answer is that it 
is the grave of the chief. He continues to say to us, 
"There was a paper with his picture on it tied to that 
post, but the goats ate it!" We don't laugh, because 
he didn't tell it to us to laugh at; nor is it anything 
to express sorrow at, because what matter if the goat 
ate the picture? Everyone knows they put the picture 
there, and he was telling this merely to let us know 
there was something we couldn't see any more. 

The notives decorate their graves, some of them, not 
with flowers as we do, but with these things which 
are the things formerly cherished by the one buried 
there. It is also an expression of honor and a sign of 
mourning. They realize they have been seperated 
from their chief. They are grieving, and this is an 
expression of it. 

Yes, separated! Some will be raised later to be 
reunited again in the sufferings of torment! As we 
think on this, we can't help but hate sin that is the 
cause of death and this coming doom, eternal separa- 
tion from God. 

But immediately our hearts lift in thanksgiving. 
Jesus came to take that away. "There is therefore 
now no condemnation to those who are in Christ 
Jesus." How happy that someone came and told us, 
and kept telling us until we too were led into that 
saving faith! Thankful that we were told in time! 

Then comes the challenge. There need not be 
deaths like this— the separation that seals a later re- 
union with those who refused Christ, those who did 
not seek after God, to suffer the eternal condemna- 
tion and judgment of Satan. 

Someone told us; therefore we must tell others also! 
We again pledge ourselves to go more zealously to 
the "telling of the story" that makes death a "door- 
way" into the glorious presence of God and eternal 
joys, and no longer the "clang" that closes the door 
to grace and seals unto the doom of the devil. 

Will you not also pledge yourselves unto this work 
more fully and even more fully? Yes, give yourself 
to the Lord; yes, give of your means to the end that 
the gospel may go forth; but above all give yourselves 

to become another Epaphrus of Col. 4:12. In other 
words, become a prayer warrior to back up those on 
the front line of battle, at home and everywhere. 
God cannot refuse the heart-cry of his children; He 
has promised. 

We give to you in parting our prayer request voiced 
in the words of II Thess. 3:1-5. 

Tf^W ^I^UfS 

Our Workers 

Mention is mode in a Southern California bulletin that BRO. 
W. A. OGDEN, pastor of the First Brethren Church of Los Angeles, 
has been token quite seriously ill. 

The lost week in February was a busy one for BRO. R. E. 
GINGRICH, pastor at Ellet, 0. He was engaged in a week of 
special services in the Loyal Oak Reformed Church from Sunday 
evening through Friday; and on Saturday night, he, with the young 
people's chorus, appeared in a district Slovak Baptist Young People's 

The Brethren Young People's Rally of the EAST CENTRAL DIS- 
TRICT (formerly Northeast Ohio), to be held at the W. 10th St. 
Brethren Church in Ashland on Mar. 27, promises to be a good one. 
Bro. and Sister Curtis Morrill, now on furlough from Africa, and 
Bro. and Sister Garner Hoyt, missionary candidates who hope to 
be able to secure passage to Africa this year, will be present. Young 
people of this district are also looking forward to CAMP BUCKEYE, 
which is scheduled to convene this year from June 27-27. The 
America Back to God Quartette, well known radio quartette of 
Detroit, has agreed to be in camp all that week. 

A series of message on the return of our Lord is being broad- 
cast over WSLS, ROANOKE, VA., on Friday mornings at 8:30. The 
speaker is Bro. Herman Koontz, pastor of the Ghent Brethren 
Church, and the program is known as The Church on the Hill 

The First Brethren Bible School of SAN DIEGO, CALIF., has set 
as its goal an attendance of 200 by Easter. If it fails to reach this 
gcal, it won't be the fault of Mrs. Laughlin, Mrs. C. W. Smith, Mrs. 
Mary Remmerde, and Mrs. Mildred Galloway, four of its present 
members, who walked for four hours to canvass the Linda Vista dis- 
trict one afternoon recently. 

The West 10th St. Brethren Church of ASHLAND, 0., has started 
a primary church for the beginners and primaries of its Bible School. 
This enables both parents and children to really enjoy the worship 

The Pike Brethren Church of MUNDY'S CORNERS, Pa., is using 
every possible means to have a large Easter offering. During Febru- 
ary each family was given a bank to put on the table at home, and 
the plan was for each member to put in a love offering at least once 
a day, or better still, at each mealtime. All bonks were returned 
to the church by Sunday evening, Mar. 1, and an award was pre- 
sented to the family bringing the heaviest bank. During March all 
members of the Bible School, old or young, are endeavoring to see 
how many dimes they can put in their dimes collectors, which are 
to be turned in on Apr. 5th. Then, several weeks before Easter, 
the Easter offering envelopes for the final offering will be mailed 
to each family with some missionary literature. Where needed, 
more than one bank will be available to a family, or more than one 
dime collector to an individual. It is hoped that the above plan will 
enoble the church to reach its $600 goal for foreign missions. 


(Remember Them in Prayer) 

PHILADELPHIA, PA. (Third Brethren Church)— Revival conducted 
by Bro. Wm. Clough of Uniontown, Pa., Mar. 1-15. 

DAYTON, 0. — Victory revival conducted by Bro. Charles H. Ash- 
man, of Whittier, Calif., Mar. 9-22. 

LOS ANGELES, CALIF., (Second Brethren Church)— Evangelistic 
meetings conducted by Bro. Leo Polmon of Ft. Wayne, Mar. 1-15. 



Blaine Snyder 4 . .. 



The percentage shown for the 
countries north of the Rio Grande 
would be even lower were it not 
for Roman Catholic Quebec in 
Canada, and the foreign-born 
Romanists in the United States. 
The figures for the Latin American 
countries are, on the whole, approx- 
imate, due to the fact that some of 
the more backward nations down 
there do not keep careful records 
of vital statistics. However, the 
percentages given are those of the 
most conservative estimates from 
authoritative sources. 

Poor "Neglected Continent!" 
But, if our Lord shall tarry — verily, 
we give her the Word of God? 

a --^ 

O^je BlLle! 

The white arid black portions of the 
two American . Continents shown here 
were discovered and colonized at about 
the same time." Any difference of op- 
portunity or of resources that may have 
existed between them was in favor of 
the southern Continent. However the 
northern land prospered greatly from 
the very beginning in all those things 
that make life worth while. The south- 
ern countries grovelled for four centur- 
ies, and still grovel, in almost universal 
destitution, illiteracy and illegitimacy. 
WHY? The answer is clear. The coun- 
tries above the Rio Grand were given 
the Bible and the Protestant faith of 
the Pilgrim Fathers. Those to the south 
were given the sword of the Spaniard 
and the idols of the priests of Rome. The 
map tells the rest of the story! 








PRAYER CIRCLE— Requests os furnished 
by Mrs, Bowman, supplemented with 
local requests for prayer. 

SONG — "Blessed Assurance." 

BIBLE STUDY— "The Walk of the 
Church in the World" lEph. 4:1-16). 
Study VII by Prof. Kent. 


MISSION STUDY— "A Mighty Heart 
Prepared By God For Chino." A 
study of the great missionary, J. Hud- 
son Taylor, by Mrs. Arthur Carey. 

CHORUS— "Saved to Tell Others. ' 




President— Mrs. Homer A. Kent, Box 102, 
Winona Lake, Ind. 

Vice-President— Mrs. W. A. Ogden, 3941 
Virginia St., Lynwood, Calif. 

Recording Secretary — Mrs. Orville Loreni, 
Meyersdale, Pa. 

Financial Secretary-Treasurer — Mrs. Her- 
man Koontz, 105 Otterview Ave., 
Ghent, Roanoke, Va. 

Literature Secretary — Mrs. Earl Virts, 
2816 James St., Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

Editor— Mrs. R. E. Gingrich, Ellet, 0. 


Posters for this meeting can be made very attractive 
witli pictures of Ciiinese faces, either sketched or cut- 
outs. If invitations are sent out, they might be cut 
out in the form of a map of China. If you want a 
church which has a 1007c W.M.C, you will have to 
malce your work look interesting. Have you tried 

sending out special invitations to the women of your 
church who do not belong to the Council? Remember 
tb° slogan, "It Pays To Advertise," and get busy. Every 
wide-awake W.M.C. should have a poster up every 
meeting, not for the benefit of members but to create 
an interest in the work on the part of the women who 
do not belong. If you serve refreshments at your 
meeting, you might serve rice in some form, and tea, 
or perhaps some other Chinese dish. 

"JHet yauA. Hecf^iU Be Made fCnxHu^t 1/1 nta Qod" 

MRS. EDWARD D. BOWMAN, Buena Vista, Va. 

PHIL. 4 6 

1. Acts 13:2-4. Pray for the Easter offering for 
foreign missions that soon will be received in our 

2. Rom. 10:1. Remember Brother and Sister Elias 
Zimmerman and the work in our Hebrew mission in 
Los Angeles. 

3. II Cor. 9:8. Remember Bro. Landrum, and es- 
pecially the needs of our Kentucky work for clothing 
and other supplies. 

4. Isa. 43:1-2. Seek God's protection and blessing 
for the faithful missionaries in the Orient and war- 
torn islands of the Pacific, as well as our own beloved 

5. Matt. 19:26. Pray that a way may be provided 
for the Jobsons and the Williamses to reach Africa 
to take up their work there. 


(Remember Them in Prayer) 

Ellet, O. — Revival conducted by Rev. A. D. Cash- 
man and Rev. Chas. W. Mayes, Mar. 1-22. 

Dayton, O. (1st) — Victory revival conducted by Bro. 
Chas. H. Ashman, Mar. 9-22. 

Ft. Wayne, Ind. — Victory revival conducted by the 
pastor. Rev. John Aeby, with Rev. Robert Ashman of 
Peru as music director, Mar. 15-22. 

Sunnyside, Wash. — Evangelistic meeting conducted 
by Rev. T. C. Kelford of Calgary, Alta., assisted by 
Mr. Brian King, noted pianist, Mar. 15-29. 


The Brethren Missionary Herald is published weelily, 
four times a month, or 48 times a year, at Herald Press, 
Inc., 1300 West 9th St., Cleveland, Ohio, by the Brethren 
Missionary Herald Co., 3326 So. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, 

Subscription Price: In the United States and possessions, 

$1.00 a year; Foreign countries, $1.50 a year. 


Secretary of Publications: Leo Polman 

Business Office Secretary: Miss Phyllis Elder 

Editorial Office Secretary: Miss Grace AUshouse 


Hoyt Secretary: R. D. Crees 

Viee-Pres.: Ber 
Paul Bauman 
George Richard 

rd Schneider Treasur 

Mrs. Roy Patterson 
n L. L. Grubb 

Foreign Missions: Louis S. B, 
Educational: Alva J. McClain. 
Home Missiuns: R. Paul Miller, 
Women's Missionary Council: : 

Homer A. Kent 

R. E. Gingrich 

A. L. Lynn 

Tom Hammers 

R. E. Gingrich. 

Entered as second class matter at the post office at 
Cleveland, Ohio, February 9, 1939, under the act of March 
3. 1879. 


MARCH 14, 1942 


"The Walk of The Church 
In The World" 

Ephesians 4:1-16 

Grace Theological Seminary 

Beginning with chap. 4, we have the second main 
division of Ephesians. The first three chapters of the 
book are preeminently doctrinal in their tone. The 
last three chapters are practical. In the first tliree 
chapters the inspired apostle draws the portrait of 
the chuch. He presents it in its conception in the 
mind of God. He shows the material out of which 
the church is being built, namely, sinful men and 
women who by grace are made new creatures in 
Christ Jesus. He declares the remarkable fact that 
the church is constituted of Jew and Gentile who are 
brought together to form a new body. 

Now we come to the practical part of the epistle. 
Correct doctrine leads to correct practice. That is 
what we have in this letter. First, there is presented 
the true doctrine of the church as to its origin and 
constitution. Second, there is shown the nature of 
the walk of the church in the world. In the first 
instance, we see the church as God looks upon it. 
In the second instance, we see the church as God 
wants the world to see it. Bishop Moule calls the 
second section of the book, "Holy Results of Heavenly 

In these days when there is so much tendency to 
discount the importance of Christian doctrine, we 
shall do well again to notice the order of presentation 
of material in the epistle to the Ephesians. The 
apostle first lays a strong foundation of doctrine. He 
then builds upon this foundation a holy life. This 
order dare not be reversed. What a man believes 
will determine what he will do. Faith comes first, 
then practice; the tree, then the fruit; the foundation, 
after that the superstructure. 

In keeping with the plan of the epistle, the chap- 
ter before us opens with the exhortation, "I, there- 
fore beseech you that ye walk worthy of the 

vocation wherewith ye are called." In 4:1-16, the em- 
phasis is upon the unity that should characterize the 
walk of the church upon earth. The true church 
of Christ is a united body bound together by the ties 
of Christ's blood and Spirit. In this connection note: 

The Christian Virtues that Sustain Unity Among 
Christ's Followers (vs. 1-3). 

Lowliness (v. 2). The Christian should never think 
of himself more highly than he ought to think. He 
belongs to Christ who humbled himself. 

Meekness (v. 2). The Christian should accept God's 
dealings with him in the spirit of resignation. He 
should receive injuries from men patiently, realizing 
that often God permits them for our chastizement. 

Longsuffering (v. 2). The Christian ought not be 
quick to take offense when others say or do things 
against him. How can he when he remembers Christ? 

Forbearance (v. 2). The Christian has need to learn 
to bear with one another, especially with weaker 
brethren or babes in Christ. 

Love (V. 2). Enough love will unite us all in the 
bonds of Christian fellowship. 

Diligence (v. 3). "Endeavoring to keep the unity" 
means to give diligence to or attention to the matter 
of unity. Christian unity deserves some attention. It 
must be nurtured. It will not grow if neglected. Note 

The Fundamental Unities Which Uurge Church 
Unity (vs. 4:6). 

There are seven of them. Note them carefully: 

One body (v. 4). The church is one body, not many. 
This argues for unity of operation. What happens in 
the physical body when one member becomes obstin- 

One Spirit (v. 4). The Holy Spirit resides in the en- 
tire body which is the church. He does not lead to 

One hope (v. 4). The church is exhorted to be 
looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appear- 
ing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ 
(Tit. 2:13). This is a unifying hope. 

One Lord (v. 5). He is our Head and from Him 
each member of the church is to receive instructions. 

One Faith (v. 5). How does the rich man come to 
Christ? the poor man? the black man? the white 
man? Through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. 

One Baptism (v. 5). It is probably not water bap- 
tism that is referred to here, but rather that of which 
water baptism is the symbol. "For by one Spirit are 
we all baptized into one body" (I Cor. 12:12). 

One God and Father (v. 6). It is not one God for 
each congregation of believers, but the same God and 
Father is over us all. The church is therefore pre- 
sented as a great family. It is a unity. 

The Diversity of Gifts in the United Church (vs. 

Unity in the church does not mean that we all have 
the same gifts. Unity does not mean monotony. The 
church is one body but not every member of the body 
has the same function. 

In vs. 7-11 we are given to see that the various 
members in the body of Christ have different gifts, 
different graces, different callings and responsibilities. 
Some are greater than others. All are for the edify- 
ing of the church. It is not for the individual to 
question the character of his grace, but rather to 
find out what it is and put it to the best possible use. 

In vs. 12-16, the end and aim of the various gifts 
and graces among the members of the body of Christ 
are set forth. Why are these gifts bestowed upon the 
church? They are (1) for the perfecting of the saints, 
(2) for the work of the ministry, (3) for the edifying 
of the body of Christ, and (4) that we may grow up 
"into Him." The great purpose of each Christian life 
therefore is to glorify Christ. 


^^Ofie^i. ^aa^4. 




The life of J. Hudson Taylor is remarkable mainly 
because of his reliance upon God. He often remarked 
that God had to find someone small enough to carry 
on His work, and that God found him. 

His early life was carefully guarded and protected 
by godly parents, who believed that a child brought 
up in the way he should go would not depart from 
it when he was old. He became converted through the 
reading of a tract. But it was soon revealed that his 
mother, some 80 miles away, had been praying defin- 
itely all afternoon for the salvation of her son. He 
was then about 16 years of age. He was weak phys- 
ically as a child and a young man, but God was pre- 
paring a mighty heart for China. At the age of 17 
he gave himself wholly to God for China. He had 
received his call and he had not failed to answer. 

Unlike many Christians, he did not tell the Lord 
what to do. Many of us say, "Here I am, Lord, you 
prepare the way and do all the work and I'll take the 
glory." Instead, he immediately determined to know 
the Chinese language. With only a Gospel of Luke 
in Chinese, he learned the meaning of more than 600 
characters simply by comparing verse with verse to the 
English copy. Also he realized that a missionary must 
know a great deal about the temporal needs of man- 
kiiid, so he worked for quite some time in a doctor's 
office. Nor did he neglect the exercise of personal 
evangelism. Each Sunday afternoon was spent in 
preaching to those in the poorer parts of town. He 
began to realize what a refined and easy life he had; 
so determined to teach himself some of the hard- 
ships in life, thus preparing himself for the mission 
field. He moved to a poor section of town and schooled 
himself to do without many things, even sufficient 
food at times. Also the ministry of suffering was not 
lacking. His health frequently was a trial, and he 
was rejected as a lover because of his determination 
to serve God in China. 

All through the story of his life in China, there 
runs the refrain of complete reliance on Christ. When 
money was needed he asked God instead of men, and 
then waited on God to supply it. God never failed to 
supply it when it was actually needed. When more 
missionaries were sorely needed, Mr. Taylor asked 
God for them; and the amazing thing is that God 
supplied the number that was asked for, seldom more, 
seldom less. 
It was Mr. Taylor's vision to evangelize inland China. 

Idols Worshipped by the Chinese 

Three Chinese Converts 

He felt that what he and others were doing was only 
touching the fringe. He felt led of God to adopt the 
Chinese dress and break his connection with the mis- 
sion band he was with, and to press deeper inland, 
relying wholly on God for his support. He began to 
receive money from individuals in England, and sev- 
eral groups of native believers were formed under his 
guidance, and he felt the blessing of God on his life. 

Many, however, were the trials and discourage- 
ments; but God kept reminding him that He is faith- 
ful, though all else fail. Some nights were spent m 
the streets, some days food was not plentiful, the heat 
and filth were unendurable except for the grace of 
God. But God was preparing his heart for a still 
greater ministry. 

Ill health caused Mr. Taylor and his family to re- 
turn to England in 1860, and for five long hidden 
years they lived in East London, apparently "on the 
shelf." But is was in these years that the great China 
Inland Mission was formed, first in the mind and 
heart of J. Hudson Taylor, then in others, and finally 
in 16 volunteers to go out in faith in God's promises. 
24 was the number he had asked God for, but God 
saw fit to send 16 plus Taylor's four small children. 
What an undertaking for one man to assume, leaning 
wholly upon God. A Mr. Berger in London assumed 
the work at home, caring for the funds from friends 
and various denominations which had become inter- 
ested during the formation years between 1860 and 
1866 while Mr. Taylor was in London. Many were the 
gifts that were received— unasked except as they were 
asked of God. Mr. Taylor did not underestimate the 
burden that was his in 20 people relying upon him for 
support. Day by day he asked for faith to trust God 
for these necessary things of life. 

Concerning his personal life, God gave J. Hudson 
Taylor loved ones and took away loved ones; but m 
all each experience drew him to a deeper dependency 
on God and a realization that all things work to- 
gether for good. The leadership of the mission he lay 
down in 1800, five years before his death. At that 
time there were 750 missionaries, and the income ran 
to $4,000,000. From 1900-1932 there were 1,285 mis- 
sionaries. There has been none and is no debt. In 
answer to Mr. Taylor's prayers and deep desire, 700 
Chinese workers were connected with the mission, 
and the converts baptized from the beginning num- 
bered 13,000. In 1932, there were between 3,000 and 
4,000 Chinese workers, and the baptisms alone since 
1900 numbered 100,000. 

May we, as Missionary Council women, realize that 
although we will not found a China Inland Mission, 
yet in our weak way, if we have willing hearts, God 
will prepare us mighty hearts — not for China per- 
haps, but for our families, our church, and perhaps 
even South America or Africa. 

MARCH 14, 1942 


Oct. 4, 1941 


Mrs. Harold Dunning 

Dear Prayer Helpers: 

Yaloke Station is preparing for a Junior Bible 
School. Registration is today. School is expected to 
run six weeks. It is for all cathechists or evangelists 
from this field who can come. They provide their 
own food and other necessities, and in this way many 
of those who are not really in earnest are weeded out. 
About 45 are expected to attend. 

The purpose of this Bible School is two-fold: not 
only to teach them more of the Word and enable them 
to be better teachers in their own villa.ges, but also 
to fit and prepare some for the Central Bible School 
at Bozoum next year if the Lord tarries. We are be- 
ing made more and more conscious of the fact that 
here, just as there in the States, we must have more 
trained workers — those who are equipped spiritually 
and mentally to rightly divide the Word of God. 

The Lord has answered prayer in permitting school 
to start on the planned time. Just a week ago a man 
jwas brought into the hospital, and he died a few 
minutes later with spinal meningitis. Dr. Taber had 
not yet returned from his evangelization trip in the 
Boda-M'baiki field (news of the sickness reached him 
through the administrator, and he returned that 
night), but a rigid quarantine was quickly established 
by Miss Tyson. She started us all, natives and mis- 
.sionaries alike, gargling and sniffing potassium perm- 
.anganate at regular intervals during the day. Then 
she and Mr. Dunning went to a village where it was 
heard there was another case, found it to be the same 
I thing, and put them under quarantine along with 
several intervening villages. 

j We prayed much not only for the safety of the 
jpeople living on the station, but also that the quaran- 
Itine might not be allowed to interfere with the be- 
I ginning of Bible School. Many of the natives had al- 
ready left their villages to come in, and would have 
been caught right in the midst of it. Our God again 
Iheard and answered prayer. Quarantine was lifted 
ifrom the station yesterday, and from other places 
where no new cases had broken out. 

For a long time the missionaries on Yaloke sta- 
tion have felt that the Sunday School needed a reor- 
ganization. That has taken place in the last month. 
There are six groups, each headed by a missionary 
with monitors to help. Dr. Taber has all the younger 
'children, not only during Sunday School but also dur- 
ing church. Mrs. Taber has the unmarried girls, while 
Miss Tyson has all the married women — from brides 
'to grandmothers. Mr. Dunning has the unmarried 
men or boys, and Voloungou has all the other men. 
I have the "strangers," or women who do not belong 
ot the Banou Tribe nor understand the language. 

The men "strangers" are in Mr. Dunning's class. There 
are short opening exercises as before, then the six 
different departments are scattered out over the sta- 
tion for the lesson and closing exercises. It makes 
for much better attention because they don't have 
to sit through three sermons, only two now: in Sango 
and Banou. Formerly the closing exercises lasted as 
long as the church service itself, frequently longer, 
as Voloungou taught the the S. S. lesson over again 
to every one. 

We know you will praise the Lord with us at the 
opportunity the Lord has given us to get out into the 
"highways and byways" with the gospel. Dr. Taber 
and Voloungou were gone for four weeks in the "carry- 
all," visiting many villages and chapel points where 
there are professing believers. He without doubt will 
be writing about his trip, so I will not "steal his 

A few days before Dr. Taber left on his trip, Mr. 
Dunning and Voloungou returned from a ten day trip 
into the bush on their bikes. It has been several years 
since these places had had a visit from a white mis- 
sionary. They found some Christians who had re- 
mained true to the Lord; but oh, so many who were 
walking the paths of sin again. It is not that the 
missionary can keep them on the right course, but that 
they don't have the Word which cleanses. The interval 
is so long between the times they hear the gospel 
that many of them actually forget "the old, old story" 
from one time to the next. Next time you sing, "Tell 
me the story often, for I forget so soon," don't sing 
without thinking what you are singing; but then and 
there lift up your hearts in prayer to God for those 
who, even if they remember a long time, forget the 
story before they can hear it again. Thank God for 
your privilege of being able to hear it and read it as 
often as you like. 

They found those who had heard and forgotten, 
those who had never heard, and some who said, "I 
used to know how to read the Book of God, but I've 
forgotten." That seemed almost the saddest of all. 
It is a shame that many cannot or do not go far 
enough in school really to learn how to read. For 
centuries the African mind has been trained to mem- 
orize, not to learn. It is much easier for them to 
memorize the Gospel of John than to read it. The.y 
think they must learn to read every book; they can- 
not seem to grasp, in the beginning, that if they learn 
to read John, they should be able to read Mark also. 

(To be continued) 

A Sunday School Class at Yaloke, taken some time ago. 



I thank the Lord He's made me see 
The blessings He has given me: 
A mind to clearly comprehend 
That life on earth is not the end; 
The Bible given as a guide 
To which I only need abide; 
The way He set's not hard to go — 
Guess it's because I love Him so; 
I feel His presence through the day; 
He seems so near me when I pray; 
He's wiped away so many tears, 
That's why I know my prayer He hears; 
He died upon the cross for me, 
Suff'ring such pain and agony 
So that for me there'd be no death 
When last I take my earthly breath. 
I don't know why He loves me so. 
Yet, that He does, I know, I know. 
The least that I myself can do 
Is please my Lord my whole life through. 

— Mrs. Frank Crawford. 




A covetous man is no more saved than the drunk- 
ard, the thief, or the adulterer, yet how few there 
are that have ever confessed to the sin of covetous- 

1 Cor. 6:9-10, says, "Know ye not that the unright- 
eous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not 
deceived, neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adul- 
terers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of theirselves with 
mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, 
nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the king- 
dom of God." 

Read also Eph. 5 3-7 . (R.V.). 




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Objective III 



Mrs. Earl Virts 

"Let us place a larger emphasis on soul-winning 
and personal testimony, using tracts wherever possi- 
ble." This has been one of our W.M.C. goals for the 
year 1941. 

"And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness 
of the firmanent; and they that turn many to right- 
eousness, as the stars forever and ever.'' What a 
wonderful privilege "to turn many to righteousness!" 
And what a reward — "shall shine as the stars for- 
ever ... !" 

When our Lord Jesus left this earth and ascended 
into heaven to be with the heavenly Father, He left 
12 disciples, to whom He had given the command, 
"Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to 
every creature." Had these men failed in their task 
of soul winning and personal testimony, we today 
would not have the joy of knowing the Lord Jesus. 

We live in a world of unrighteousness and sin, a 
world of defeat and despair. As disciples of the Lord 
Jesus Christ, we have the wonderful privilege, through 
personal testimony, of introducing men to an eternity 
of satisfaction and blessedness by bringing them to 
the One Who is eternal life itself — Jesus Christ. 

Soul-winning is witnessing faithfully to Christ. He 
has been and is being falsely .iudged by the world. 
We must be His witnesses. We must tell those who 
are groping in darkness and despair that "He saves, 
He keeps and He satisfies." What a reward will be 
ours to see faces become radiant and defeat trans- 
formed into victory! How wonderful it will be to greet 
Him at His appearing with these trophies of grace! 
No shame for empty hands then! 

If we will be soul winners we must be born-again 
believers. We must know the power of God — that He 
can and does save, yje must know His Word, for it 
is the word of power and cleansing. 

Tracts are often a great help in soul-winning. We 
have heard it said by many women who are busy in 
the home that they do not have time nor opportunity , 
to come in contact with the unsaved. Is this true'? 
Aren't there men who read the gas, water and light 
meters? What about the man who delivers the milk'? 
Who doesn't meet the "Fuller brush man" who wants 
a few minutes to display his goods, the census taker 
and the tax assessor? What about the book agent, : 
magazine salesfolk and the countless others who come 
to our doors? Are they all God's children? Why, the 
woman of the house doesn't need to go after souls; 
they are constantly coming to her! Think of the - 


MARCH 14, 1942 

opportunity to witness for Clirist! Wliy not have a 
good supply of gospel tracts handy, and hand one to 
each one who comes to our doors? What a door of 
opportunity in our own homes! 

Soul-winning is not alone for the preacher and the 
Bible School officers and teachers, but it is the busi- 
ness of every one of us who are Christians. Must we 
not "be about our Father's business"? Didn't Jesus 
say, "... as my Father has sent me, even so send I 

of all our sister councils, that we may be found faith- 
ful in all things, and that by expecting great things 
from God, we may attempt great things for Him. 
Yours because of Calvary, 

— Mrs. Marie Holmes. 

W. M. C. 


Greetings from the Juniata, Pa., Women's Mission- 
ary Council to our sister councils: 

Since our group has subscribed almost 100 7o to 
The Brethren Missionary Herald we feel so much closer 
to you, and find it both interesting and inspirational 
to read of the activities of other councils. 

Although our group is not large in numbers and 
hasn't gained much in membership over the last year, 
we feel that we are thriving spiritually; and great 
interest and faithfulness in attendance is noted at 
our meetings. 

In October we elected the following officers for the 
year: Pres., Mrs. Elma Dively; Vice-Pres., Mrs. Beatrice 
Stevens; Sec'y, Mrs. Boyd Yohn; Pianist, Mrs. Edwin 
Kime; Treas. and Cor. Sec'y, Mrs. Marie Holmes. 

At our October meeting we had our annual recon- 
secration service, held in the church with our retiring 
president, Mrs. Cecile Pine, in charge. Mrs. Robert 
Miller, wife of Rev. Robert Miller of Martinsburg, was 
our speaker. She gave us a very inspiring and helpful 
message. She also sang several selections. 

Our meetings are held regularly on the third Thurs- 
day evening of each month. The program booklets 
are filled out for the entire year with the leader and 
hostess. We follow the suggested programs found in 
the Herald, using also the prayer requests as sug- 
gested by our National Prayer Chairman. 

We like the idea of having a different leader each 
month, as the responsibility of the program does not 
fall entirely upon the president and it is good prac- 
tice for all. 

In December, apart from our regular meeting, we 
held a covered dish supper at the home of one of our 
members, at which time we packed a box of clothing 
for our Clayhole, Ky., mission. 

We have been having fine response in our offer- 
ings, and know the Lord is blessing us spiritually be- 
cause of the response financially. 

Locally, we have remembered our sick on different 
occasions with cheering gifts, have had several stork 
showers for ladies in our midst, and otherwise try 
to show our affection and Christian love to each other. 

Our Council is composed of women of all ages from 
young married ladies to the grandmothers, and we 
like very much the fellowship we have with each 
other in these meetings that we would not have 

We pray for our national work, for the officers, and 
that the goals may be met; and we covet the prayers 


Dear Editor: 

The W.M.C. ladies of the 2d Brethren Church of 
Los Angeles held their January meeting in the even- 
ing, for the benefit of members who are employed 
and unable to attend our afternoon meetings; also 
with the aim to interest the younger women of our 

We conducted our meeting as usual, with extra 
musical numbers from our ladies who are not able 
to attend regularly, thereby giving us all a treat. 

Mrs. Pansy Runyon is our president. She is suc- 
ceeding Mrs. Lily Monroe, who has been our most 
faithful president for 10 years. 

Our meeting closed with motion pictures shown by 
Mr. Joe Hoffman, taken at conference last fall. 

We are looking forward to our all-day meetings 
when we take up our mission study work. As yet, it 
has not been decided just what book we will study. 
In His service, 

— Mrs. Ethel Hay, Cor. Sec'y. 


Greetings, fellow W.M.C. members, from the council 
of W. 10th St. at Ashland! 

It is now over six months since our council was 
organized, and believe it is about time we write in and 
tell how the Lord has blessed our group. 

Last July at our first meeting there were 15 on the 
roll, and now we have 37. Most of these members 
are active, while a few because of husbands working 
etc. cannot always attend meetings but are there in 

Our meetings are the second Friday evening of each 
month, at which time we study the topics from The 
Brethren Missionary Herald. We also have our prayer 
circle, and quite often have a time for praise and 

Since our beginning the Lord has so graciously sup- 
plied our needs that we have been able to send in a 
nice donation for each of the national ob,iectives. 
Early in the fall we sent a large box of winter cloth- 
ing to Clayhole, and some of our members have in- 
dividually done Red Cross work. Also for our home 
project, our work committee is making clothes for 
some children who otherwise would not be able to 
come to Sunday School. Then, too, we are making 
plans for a "bundle basket" for the expected babies 
of some of our members. 

We are planning on entertaining the District Rally 
in April, and might say we are fortunate in having 
our District President, Mrs. A. D. Cashman as one of 
our members; and she has been a wonderful help to 
our council as advisor. There were so many things 
we did not know- when and how to do that we feel as 
though we could not have done without her help, and 
also the help of Mrs. Chas. Mayes, our pastor's wife. 

If anyone were to ask us if the council has been 
a help to our members we certainly could answer a 
loud yes. It has helped us to know our Lord better 
through the study of His Word and our daily Bible 
reading. It has helped us to know and appreciate our 
missionaries. We have had the joy of giving our tithes 
for His great work; and last but not least, it has helped 
to fill the crying need in our church for the women 
to know each other better and to be strongly organ- 
ized to his cause. 

— Mrs. Dorothy BIgler. 


^ke £iitenAood 




President — Loraine Sickel 1226 East 57th Street, Long Beach, Cal 
Vice-President — Margaret Sampson, Branchville, Md. 
Senior Patroness — Mrs. Leo Polmon, 4007 Tacoma Street, Ft. Wayne, 
General Secretary — Lorraine Dyer, 540 14th St., Washington, D C, 
Financial Secretory — Jean Miller, 1831 Sheldon Street, Cleveland, 0. 
Treasurer — Louise Kimmel, Berne, Ind. 

Assistant Treosurer— Dorothy Patterson, 608 Yale Avenue, Dayton, 0, 
Literoture Secretary — Eloise Christy, R. R. No. 2, Geneva, Ind. 
Junior Patroness — Mabel Donaldson, 4328 Garrison, N. W., Washing- 
ton. D. C. 

Senior Goals 

1. Twelve devotional meetings using suggested material in the 

2. 50 per cent of the membership complete Bible reading (James 
through Rev.) 

3. 50 per cent of the membership read Sisterhood material in the 

4. 50 per cent of the membership read at least one mission book 
during the year. 

5. Membership project. 

6. Cabinet meetings in fall and spring. 

7. Statistical report returned to General Secretary by Aug. 10. 

8. Send at least one box to Kentucky. Suggestions: Testaments, 
Bibles, Sunday School supplies, hymn books, layettes, new and 
used clothing. 

9. An offering received at each meeting and sent to Financial 
Secretary, before Jan. 31 and July 31, for the Generol Fund. 

10. 75 per cent of the membership fill dime calendars. Send money 
to financial secretary before July 31 for the higher education of 
missionaries' children. 

Junior Goals 

1. Twelve devotional meetings using suggested material in Herald. 

2. 50 per cent of the membership complete Bible reoding (James 
through III John). 

3. 50 per cent of members read at least one mission book during 

4. Membership project. 

5. Statistical report returned to General Secretary by Aug, 10. 

6. Send at least one box to Kentucky. Suggestions, Testaments, 
Bibles, Sunday School supplies, hymn books, layettes, new and 
used clothing. 

7. An offering received at each meeting and sent to financial sec- 
retary before Jan. 31 and July 31, for the General Fund. 

8. One dime calendar filled. Send money to financial secretary 
before July 31, for the higher education of missionaries' children. 


Bus for Kentucky: cost, $150.00. Decide upon the part your society 
wishes to purchase (such os a fender, light, top, engine, tire, 
or even a spark plug) and send money to financial secretory by 
Christmas. This bus will be used for transportation at Clayhole, 

Scrap Books: These scrop books are to be mode by every girl in 
your local society. The most original book in the local societv 
is to be brought to National Conference to be judged. Sugges- 
tions for scrap book: Conference souvenirs, welcome cords, pic- 
tures, party favors, banquet favors, invitations, programs of meet- 
ings and rallys, greeting cords. Herald news and announcements, 
letters from Sisterhood girls, etc. 
Because of wor conditions it is impossible to ship bandages to 

Africa at this time. That goal will be omitted for this year. 


Hymn— "All Hail the Power of Jesus Name." 


Scripture— John 11:25; Matt. 28:1-10. 

Chorus — "He Lives." 

Prayer Circle— Let us praise the Lord for a risen, 
living Savior. Let us remember the mountain folks, 
and the missionaries who are working among them! 

Hymn — "Christ Arose." 

Topic— "Christ the Hope of the Mountaineer." 

Chorus — "Christ the Hope of the World." 

Business Session. 

Closing Prayer. 

Miss Kathryn Lynch, who wrote our topic for this 
month, is a missionary in Kentucky. Her work is 
located near our Brethren mission at Clavhole. Many 
of you will remember hearing her speak about her 
work at the S.M.M. conference at Bethany. 

Since this is Easter month, we have chosen songs 
and Scriptures for our program with that theme. 
Christ is the hope of the world because of His resur- 
rection. He said, "Because I live, ye shall live also." 


Of course you'll want some of our new S.M.M. sta- 
tionery. Did you know we have our own special sta- 
tionery, now? We do, and you can order yours from 
our literature sec'y. Miss Eloise Christy, R.R. 2, Box 
194, Geneva, Ind. The stationery has the S.M.M. mon- 
ogram and motto printed in the S.M.M. colors, and 
the price is 25c for 12 sheets and envelopes. We ad- 
vise you to order yours soon. It's going fast. For 
example, in one society a sample of this paper was 
shown at a meeting, and every girl except one ordered 
some. Yes, you'll want some too, so order it now. 


If your society has any extra dime calendars that 
aren't being used, please, please send them to the liter- 
ature secretary. She is in need of more calendars for 
other societies, so please return your extras. 

MARCH 14, 1942 




A new junior society was organized in Ellet, O., on 
Jan. 16. There were 21 girls present for the first 
meeting. We will expect to hear great things from this 
group in the future. 


Greetings from the Second Brethren Sisterhood, 
Long Beach 

Although we are a fairly new society, and haven't 
as large a membership as we would like, we are liappy 
to be working for our Lord and Master. We feel 
indeed privileged to have as our president, Loraine 

During the past few months we have been dressing 
dolls, which are to be sent to the South American 
native pastors children. We have received a real 
blessing doing this work. 

We have just sent our box to Kentucky, and are 
working hard to fulfil our other goals that we might 
be an honor society. 

For our January meeting we met at the church for 
a pot-luck dinner, followed by the candle-light ser- 
vice. Mrs. Sickel conducted the meeting, which was 
greatly inspirational to all the girls present. 

We all look forward to receiving the Herald each 
month, and enjoy all the letters about your different 
work in the Sisterhood. 

Our prayer is that we all might live closer to our 
Savior each day of our lives. 

Yours in Christ, 

— Morceille Williams, Sec'y. 


No time for God? 
What fools we are, to clutter up 
Our lives with common things 
And leave without heart's gate 
The Lord of life and life itself — 
Our God. 

No time for God? 

As soon to say, no time 

To eat or sleep or love or die. 

Take time for God 

Or you shall dwarf your soul. 

And when the angel Death 

Comes knocking at your door, 

A poor mishapen thing you'll be 

To step into eternity. 

No time for God? 
That day when sickness comes 
Or trouble finds you out 
And you cry out for God, — 
Will He have time for you? 

No time for God? 
Some day you'll lay aside 
This mortal self and make your way 
To worlds unknown. 
And when you meet Him face to face. 
Will He— should He- 
Have time for you? 

— Selected. 



It is a family love letter! This first letter, written 
by the disciple whom Jesus loved, is a very intimate 
one from the Father to His little children. His little 
"born ones." 

Are you a "born again one?" Then every time John 
says, "My little children ..." (an expression used at 
least seven times) the Lord has a message for you. 

In the Gospel of John the Holy Spirit dwells upon 
the relationship of the Father and His Beloved Son; 
in this epistle, upon the Father and His beloved sons. 
The Gospel brings us to the Father; the epistle makes 
QS at home with Him. John 3;16 is for the lost sin- 
ner; I John 1:9 for the Christian who has sinned 
against the Father and the rest of the family. 

Key words found in both Gospel and epistle are 
whosoever, have, believe, light, life, and love (i.e. not 
mere emotion or sentimentalism, or just words, but 
love based on facts that result in action (cf. I Cor. 3). 

John tells us that his central purpose in writing his 
Gospel is that we might believe in Christ and have 
eternal life (20:31). He writes his letter to those who 
now believe that they may know they have eternal 
life )5:13). 

Did you ever hear anyone say, "We can't know 
we're saved until we die?" Notice the number of times 
the writer uses the word "know," especially 3:2, 4, 
14; 13. 5:15, 18, 19, 20. It makes an interesting study, 
and is guaranteed to chase away all doubts. 

It's a wonderful family to which we belong. We 
have a wonderful Father (cf. passages in I John be- 
ginning "God is ..." et al.). Who has given us His 
Spirit, binding all the children together in love. We 
have a wonderful elder Brother, Jesus, who is our 
Savior (cf. John 19), our Advocate (cf. Heb. 7:25), our 
Propitiation (cf. Lev. 16:15-19; Luke 22:31-32), and 
our Life. And the false prophets (I John 4:3,5), the 
children of the devil, and the world are none of our 
relation ! 

Cf. Rev. 2:7, 11, 17, etc., with I John 5;4 and 4:4. 

Our elder Brother is coming soon to take us home. 
Little children, let us keep ourselves from idols! 

Can you give the content of each chapter in the 
Library Books we have considered thus far? Could 
you quote one important verse from each chapter? 


Bible is still Greatest Seller— Washington, Feb. 28— 
(U.P.) — The Bible, perrennial best seller, is still gain- 
ing in popularity. The Census Bureau said today that 
the output of fiction declined sharply during 1939, 
but the publication of Bibles and Testaments rose from 
5,579,317 in 1937 to 7,927,848 in 1939. 




The southern mountaineer Hves in the Southern 
Highlands. Parts of nine states are embraced in this 
region. From the Mason and Dixon Line of Pennsyl- 
vania down the western counties of Maryland, sec- 
tions of Virginia and North Carolina, parts of north- 
western South Caroline, northwestern Georgia, north- 
eastern Alabama, eastern third of Tennessee and of 
Kentucky, and almost all of West Virginia, make up 
this area with its 6,000,000 people. This country was 
settled originally by German Protestants, Scotch- 
Irish, French Protestants, a great many English, some 
Welsh, and some Hollanders. All these came because 
of persecution in their various countries; and as they 
settled these regions, they were quite unwilling to 
make returns to this new government, and they 
thought they had plent.y of reason to be suspicious of 
governments and of state churches. 

Now let us, with these facts in mind, think of the 
mountaineer of our day. Pioneer ways carried over 
into the present, perhaps accounts for many difficul- 
ties. One little building for permanence, a homestead 
may be 100 years old and still look unfinished. Little 
desire is manifested for excellence. Another fact, a 
spirit of passive resignation pervades much of this 
region. This problem is beyond you and me — there 
is no solution outside of Christ and His power to 
"draw out and up," to bring a true vision to this 
highlander. The people of the mountains are most 
loveable, when you know them and they learn you. 
Their simple fellowship is gripping and challenging. 
The mountaineer is individualistic. If you want a 
boy to come to a meeting, ask him — not his sister 
"er his maw, er paw." They might not ask him. 
Jealousies are inbred. Just as every little creek and 
hill and hollow has its name and is as different from 
those a mile or so away, so is the mountaineer. This 
holds true in his religious life as well. In this field we 
have divisions and divisions. Many of these do not 
make for friendliness but make one contentious and 
suspicious. Edwin E. White in Highland Heritage says, 
"The message of the mountain church is mostly about 
the hereafter. The preaching of present salvation 
from sin, from selfishness and meanness and fear, to 
.ioyous and helpful Christian living, comes as a mys- 
tifying surprise /to many mountain congregations. 
The religion offered by the average mountain church 
does not make men dissatisfied with ugliness, want 
and lack of opportunity. The vision of an abundant 
life here and now for men and communities simply 
is not part of the accepted religion." 

Brethren young people, how would you live if you 
oelieved that "to sow wild oats was necessary" before 
you could ,ioin the church? Or that the time of death 
"was time to call for a preacher, and then you must 
pray and pray:" then possibly Christ would come to 
you, this amid a house full of people having meetings 
for you? Or if you knew that the church held no 
welcoine for you until you had sown your wild oats 
and now had changed your mind? If all religious 
music were of a minor key and life itself was a strug- 
gle in the same key? How would you be convicted 
of your sin if the preacher preached, "What's goin' 
to be will be," or "salvation by works"? How could 
you respond to an invitational hymn of "Shake Hands 
with Mother Again," or some similar song where the 
hearse and graveyard are spoken of often instead 
of salvation in Christ? More often the doors of the 
church are thrown open by a preacher's hand shake 
instead of God's invitation to accept Christ. As a 
result, the word gets around, "There will be a baptism 
at such and such a place next meetin" day — so and 
so .ioined the church." Can you see why there is such 

a lack of power to discern and .iudge sin, and to live 
a separated life with a devotion and loyalty to the 
Person, Christ Jesus, the Hope of mountaineer and 
lowlander alike? 

It is not uncommon to see several preachers at a 
.Tieeting expecting to preach, and only one with a 
Bible or Testament. Many of these men are sincere 
and honest, and truly would serve God acceptably if 
they only knew how. One preacher had been preach- 
ing six years. His wife asked us for a Bible. We 
offered her one, and because the cover had "Holy 
Bible" she refused it, saying, "My husband wouldn't 
like that. He don't believe in snake handling." She 
thought a "Holy Bible" belonged to a certain sect. 

The bright side of the picture is found where people 
have heard the gospel, the Spirit has spoken to them, 
and they in turn have responded. There are many 
such, even second and third generation Christians, 
giving their all for the sake of the Christ who calls 
and enpowers. What a real .ioy it Ls to worship with 
these, and what a challenge you and I have when 
we think of others — off up the hollows, back from the 
roads, in the hills, shut in to themselves and their 
own manner of living. 

Christ, the Sin-bearer, the risen, living Savior is 
the only Hope of the mountaineer. If you know Him, 
what will you do with this challenge? 


Hello, Everybody! 

I had a big surprise this past month. One of our 
new societies took time out at their regular meeting, 
for each girl present to write me a little personal note 
about hei'self and her society. The surprise came 
from Fremont, O., and did I have fun reading each 
little letter. Why, I almost feel I know each one of 
those girls, and I hope I get to meet them real soon 
— maybe at national conference. 

Now is the time to do spring housecleaning, both 
in the society and at home. Oh, I don't mean to clean 
up the rolls and throw anybody out! But to give 
general check-over to our goals and try to finish the 
most important ones before the month is gone. 

Goal No. 1 — If you have missed a meeting try having 
two in the next couple of m^onths. Perhaps you can 
have a short make-up meeting before a regular church 
meeting on Sunday afternoon or prayer meeting night 

Goal No. 3 — Now let's finish this. Shall we say that 
at least half of all our girls all over the good olc 
U.S.A have read James through III John before Easter 
Sunday? Read in the morning and read at night 
You'll be surprised how little time it takes. 

Goal No. 3 — This one seems hard to meet. Perhaps 
you can listen while a few chapters of a favorite 
mission study book is read at the meeting; or yau 
can get together one day to work on your scrap books 
and have someone read to you at that time; but, better 
yet, you can have a circulating library of several 
good books about missionaries, and each girl can do 
her reading at home where it is quiet and where she 
can en.loy "losing herself in Africa" or "traveling with 
the Indians." 

Goal No. 4 — Have you done anything interesting in 
order to get other girls to meet with you? And, by 
all means, have you invited every girl in your Sunday 
School to become a member? 

Goal No. 5 — Keep this in mind, and remind the sec- 
retary. Don't let her make the society miss this im- 
portant goal. 

Goal No. 6 — Now for spring housecleaning at home. 

MARCH 14, 1942 

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Weekly Broadcast over WJEJ Hagerstown, Md. 

By L. L. GRUBB, pastor, Hagerstown, Md. 

We invite you to open your Bibles with us to Luke 
23:32,33. "And there were also two other, malefac- 
tors, led with him to be put to death. And when they 
were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there 
they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the 
right hand, and the other on the left." 

In our consideration of those mighty events which 
transpired at Calvary, we are sometimes inclined to 
forget that there were three crosses standing there 
on the brow of that historic hill. True, one of them 
was greater than the others by virtue of the fact that 
the blessed Son of God hung thereon, but each of these 
crosses has a distinct message for our hearts. It is 
our purpose to give you briefly that message of Cal- 
vary's three crosses tonight. 

I. First, as we lift our eyes to that holy mound of 
rock and earth just outside the city of Jerusalem, 
we behold the painracked body of Jesus Christ, the 
Son of God hanging on the center cross. There in 
one brief glance we can see depicted the story of 
God and His relationship to the sinner and his sin. 

Jesus Christ hangs on that accursed tree as the per- 
fect testimony of God against all sin! God hates sin 

Try filling another box for Kentucky. It could be 
your benevolent work for Easter. 

Goal No. 7 — I know you remember this January. 
Now let's keep it before us so July won't find us asleep, 
and cause us to be on the bottom of the national list 
of banner societies. 

Goal No. 8 — If your dime calendar is filled, send it 
in. Don't wait until July. Maybe some sacrificing 
society might want to try for a second one. Every 
little bit helps, and it all goes for such a worthy cause. 

Now for something new. We have ready for sale 
some Sisterhood paper and envelopes with a pretty 
green S.M.M. on each sheet and each envelope. Surely 
every society will want some to write its important 
letters on. And each girl will want some for her 
own use, too. Some of you might want to give a 
birthday present to a good Sisterhood friend, so we 
suggest you write to Eloise Christy at Geneva, Ind., 
R.R. 2, Box 194, and for 25 cents she will send you 
12 sheets of paper and 12 envelopes. What a bargain 
in these days of paper shortage! And you had better 
get your supply early. It won't last forever. 

May each one of you have a .ioyous Easter, remem- 
bering the wonderful Christ Who made Sisterhood 
possible by His death on the cross, and who also made 
it possible for all of us to spend eternity together 
by His resurrection. Praise Him daily by your living. 

Looking for His blessed return, 

— Aunt Mabel. 

in any degree, in any person, and cannot look upon 
it with any allowance. This is the Father's one, per- 
fect testimony against any disobedience of His holy 
law. Don't forget, God hates sin .just as much today 
as He did 2,000 years ago. 

The suffering Christ likewise gives us a graphic 
picture of what God will some day do to every un- 
saved sinner, Jesus was tortured in His blessed body 
and spirit: yet He was without sin, bearing our ini- 
quities to the full. God has not indicated in His Word 
that every unsaved sinner will be crucified, but He has 
plainly informed us that He has prepared a place of 
torment where the worm dieth not and the fire is 
not quenched, where every Christ-objector must some 
day go for an eternal visit. 

How beautiful is the other aspect of the picture, for 
as we look again, we see Christ hanging there as the 
potential Redeemer of all men. All men will never 
accept Him, but there is room in the grace of Christ 
for every lost sinner. So, as God testified against sin 
in the crucifixion of Christ, He also provided a way 
to escape its horrible judgment. 

Turning to the other two crosses we see a double 
picture of what the world has done with the first 

According to Lk. 23:39 the thief on the second cross 
turned and reviled the Christ, challenging Him to use 
His power to save them all. 

This criminal had not accepted God's decree against 
sin and did not realize his lost condition. He is like 
millions of others in the world today. 

He had not the vision of faith. Because the world 
had apparently defeated Christ he had no confidence 
in Him. The world has a warped vision when it comes 
to Calvary, for there Christ Jesus won the greatest 
victory of all over sin and Satan. 

So, in his definite rejection of Jesus Christ, the first 
thief gives us a picture of an unbelieving, Christ- 
rejecting world. 

In the next few verses the second thief on the third 
cross assumes the opposite attitude, and he lifts his 
voice in an earnest plea to the Christ of the cross. 

He realized his lost condition, and saw that justly 
he was under the condemnation of the law. No man 
can be saved until he first sees himself as a guilty, 
lost sinner before God, and under His eternal judg- 
ment. As in the case of the thieves, the wages of sin 
can only be death. 

As a result the thief cried out, "Lord, remember me," 
and what precious words they are coming from the 
heart of a repentant sinner! Did he receive an an- 
swer to that petition? Indeed! the message of salva- 
tion came back immediately from the lips of the Son 
of God, "Today shalt thou be with me in Paradise," 
and that very moment the thief knew the joy and thrill 
of being a child of God. Millions have had that 
same experience since. 

Sinner friend, wherever you are, you need this 
Savior! Will you open that sinful heart of yours and 
accept the Christ of Calvary as your Savior? 



Pastor, Fillmore, Calif. 

In a conversation with a gentleman several weeks 
ago, I was informed that he had at one time held to 
the premillennial viewpoint, but that after ''much 
study" he has discovered that there is to be no mil- 

"Oh," we replied, "you are an Amillennialist!" 

He stuttered for a moment, and then said "er-yes." 
That started me on the little study which is to be 
found in this article. From my conversation with this 
man, I discovered that I was the propagator of ingen- 
ious theological theories, and that my views could be 
sustained only by the free use of texts taken from the 
context, and as they were forced into a cunningly 
devised system of doctrine known as "dispensation- 
alism." This "dispensationalism," he would have me 
to know, is but a fanciful interpretation of Scripture, 
based on the enthusiasm of speculation finding its 
source in the rabbinical annals of history. 

Premillennialisni Is Not Historical. — ? 

As nearly as possible, let us face the charges of the 
Amillennialist. The first charge which many Amil- 
lennialists make is to the intent that modern Premil- 
lennialisni was not the standard teaching of the his- 
toric Christian church. They would contend that 
Premillennialisni is only some 50 years old, having 
gained a foothold by modern propagandic methods. 
Such a contention must be confirmed before it can 
be accepted. The true evidence will prove contrariwise. 
History affirms that such a prerogative of denial is 
repugnant. It is indeed peculiar that such a conten- 
tion should be placarded, for the majority of Pre- 
millennial opponents are coerced to acknowledge the 
prevalence of Premillerniialism in the Apostolic and 
Ante-Nicene periods (75-300 A.D.) of the Christian 
Church. Dr. A. A. Hodge says, "It prevailed generally 
throughout the church from A.D. 150 to 250." In this 
we find an opponent of Premillennialism admitting 
its prevalence in the early church. In the first edi- 
tion of Schaff-Herzog Encyclopaedia, appearing under 
an article captioned "Premillennialism" we discover 
the following: "It is commonly agreed by the best 
modern historians that from the death of the apostles 
till the time of Origen, Premillennialism was the gen- 
eral faith of those who were regarded as strictly orth- 
odox Christians." The article then goes on to point 
out that if Premillennialism had some elements in 
common with the Jewish Chiliasm, yet it was far 
from being derived from it, but may have been re- 

garded as a polemic against Judaism. It goes still 
further in stating that it was already received by 
Gentile Christians before the close of the first cen- 
tury, and that only Gnostics ignored it in the first 
half of the second century. The doctrine is found in 
a number of other writings; namely, the epistle of 
Barnabas (chapter 45), the Testament of the Twelve 
Patriarchs (Jud. 25, and Benj. 10), the Shepherd of 
Hermas, and it was taught by such men as Papias, 
Ireanaeus, and Tertullian. In the above mentioned 
encyclopaedia, information continues on this subject 
of Premillennialism: "The first recorded opponent of 
the doctrine was Cauis, a presbyter of Rome, about 
the beginning of the third century, from which time, 
through the opposition of the Montanist, who made 
Chiliasm a prominent article of their faith the dislike 
to the gross form in which some individuals presented 
the doctrine, and, still more, through the influence 
of Origen and the Alexandrian allegorizing school of 
interpretation, Chiliasm rapidly declined. In the third 
and the early part of the 4th century, however, some 
eminent men, as, e.g., Nepos, Cyprian, Methodius, 
and Lactantius (Inst., vii., et seq.) held the doctrine; 
but when, in Constantine, Christianity reached the 
throne of the Roman Empire, the church soon settled 
in the belief, shortly afterward confirmed by the 
weighty authority of Augustine, that the millennial 
reign, formerly expected to begin with the second 
advent, was really to be reckoned from the first, and 
was therefore a realized fact in the triumph of the 
church over the heathen state. That doctrine, with 
essential modifications, remained the universal faith 
of the church for a full 1000 years, during which 
Premillennialism can hardly be said to have existed 
With the reformation of the 16th century, shortly 
reappeared the ancient chillastic hopes." 

Premillennialism is the only viewpoint that can be 
proven by history to a date nearer than 200 A.D. The 
Premillennial view can be traced to 120 to 160 A.D., 
as set forth in the "Teaching of the Apostles," 
manual used by the early church fathers for instruct- 
ing new converts. While these early saints could 
have been misled, it is hardly feasible to concede that 
the whole church which was instructed of the apostles 
themselves could have misunderstood to the man. We 
also know that the apostles taught this clearly, as we 
find the truth set forth in the writings of the apostles. 
There can be no question but that Premillennialism 
was a part of the "faith" of the opostolic church. 

(To be continued) 

,„ .„., THINK IT OVER • • 


Have you ever tried to 
be what you think others 
should be? 



MARCH 14, 1942 

W. H. SCHAFFER, Pastor 
Bethel Brethren Church, Berne. Ind. 

Since the outbreak of this present war with Japan, 
the editorial columns of newspapers and magazines 
have been filled with facts and theories about Japan's 
motives in her treacherous declaration of war against 
the Allied powers. 

There is an angle other than the political and eco- 
nomical which sheds considerable light on Japan's 
aggressiveness. To those who are students of the Bible, 
and especially of the prophecies dealing with the close 
of this dispensation, the following information is 

The Japanese have always been noted as a very polite 
people. We have heard in recent years from China 
how this politeness is but a cover for treacherousness. 
We have read how the Japanese armies invaded de- 
fenceless China, and after murdering thousands of 
unprotected Chinese civilians, outraged women, 
slaughtered babies, and with no conscience stepped 
back and politely bowed and said, "Excuse please." 

Some years ago Ogden Nash expressed the idea of 
Japanese politeness in a bit of verse: 

"How courteous is the Japanese! 

He always says, "Excuse me, please," 

He climbs into his neighbor's garden, 

And smiles and says, "I beg your pardon:" 

He bows and grins a friendly grin. 

And calls his hungry family in; 

He grins, and bows a friendly bow; 

"So sorry, this my garden now." 
H. G. Andrews has written: "The Japs really suffer 
from an inferiority complex. They are little and they 
know it. They have monkey minds in that they are 
highly imitative. Being men, however, the Japs real- 
ize their own monkey traits, and in order to fool 
themselves they endeavor to play the role of lion. 
They worship their ancestors and their emperor— 
which is just another fashion of worshiping them- 
selves. As a result of their peculiar form of worship, 
the Japs are essentially unmoral. They have the 
ethics of a hungry baby, which would, in appeasing 
Its appetite, devour its own mother and coo while 
doing so." Editor Andrews of the Johnstown, Pa., 
Democrat wrote that five years ago. 

Of course that could never happen to us! Evidently 
that's what some of the high ranking army and navy 
officials thought before the attack on Pearl Harbor. 
Knowing Editor Andrews personally, we cannot agree 
with all he writes; but 5 years ago this editorial made 
an impression on me, especially from the religious 
viewpoint. Further investigation resulted in our find- 

ing an article written by Willard Price on the relig- 
ious beUefs and ideals of the Japanese people. Mr. 
Price has been a traveler for years in Japan and the 
author of numerous books based on his travels in the 
Orient. This article from which we quote was pub- 
lished in 1937 in The New Republic. 

Mr. Price states that those who see Japan only in 
the role of a greedy, aggressive nation for material 
gains miss the real character of Japan. Her crusade 
is essentially religious and spiritual. Every child born 
in that empire is taught to believe with every fiber 
of his being that: Japan is the only divine land; 
Japan's emperor is the only divine emperor; Japan's 
people are the only divine people; therefore Japan 
must be the light of the world. "We shall build our 
capital all over the world, and make the whole world 
our dominion." So reads the rescript of the Emperor 
Jimmu, supposed to have been issued by him upon 
the founding of the Japanese Empire 2600 years ago. 
Relative to this belief in the divine land, the Japan- 
ese claim that God did not merely create the islands 
of Japan — he begot them. The gods Izanagi and 
Izanami, uniting in marriage, gave birth to the Ja- 
panese islands. The islands themselves are divine 
beings, favored lands, totally different from the rest 
of the earth. 

As to the emperor: the heavenly pair who begot the 
islands also gave birth to the Sun Goddess, Amatera- 
su, whose descendants ruled Japan. The name "em- 
peror" is a misnomer. They refer to him as Tenno, 
the Heavenly King. He is not to be classed with any 
king or ruler of this world. This doctrine that he is 
heaven-descended, divine and sacred is repeated in all 
official statements, in histories, in text books on ethics; 
and all the philosophers, writers and lawyers preach 
this religion. While other faiths have been crumbling 
this one has grown stronger. 

This Japanese divinity goes even further. Since the 
original inhabitants of Japan were ,gods all other mor- 
tals are of a lower order. And, quoting from Hirata, 
a Japanese scholar, "From the fact of the divine 
descent of the Japanese people, proceeds their im- 
measurable superiority to the natives of other coun- 
tries in courage and intelligence." Now, if Japan is 
begotten of God, if her emperer is the only heavenly 
king on this planet, if her people are the elect of man- 
kind, there comes, logically, this conclusion: Japan 
is sent to save the world, and v/orld peace can come 
only through Japanese sovereignty. We are led to be- 
lieve that Japan is a blood-thirsty people but she con- 
siders herself as a savior and a blessing. 

History has taught us that the bloodiest wars of this 
world, the fiercest battles ever fought, have been 
religious wars. Men fired with a religious passion 
count their own lives worthless, hoping thereby to gain 
greater reward in glory. This belief is intensified in 
the Japanese theology, for state Shinto requires every 
Japanese to worship at military shrines, and thus rev- 
erence for the army as well as the emperor is inspired. 
The souls of dead soldiers — deified by the emperor 
himself in special ceremonies — are supposed to be 
fighting with the living today. The Japanese War 
Office declares "To bring together all the races of the 



world into one happy accord has been the ideal and 
the national aspiration of the Japanese since the very 
foundation of the empire. We deem this the great 
mission of the Japanese race. We also aspire to make 
a clean sweep of injustice and inequity from the 
earth, and to bring about everlasting happiness among 
mankind." We recall that Mahomet too believed thac 
the sword is the key of heaven and hell! 

We Christians shrink back in horror at the very 
thought of all this. But, has it ever occurred to you 
that some day the Lord may ask, "Did you go and 
teach all nations, like I commanded you, including 
Japan?" Most of us have been too comfortable at 
home, too self-satisfied with our own comforts and 
salvation. The money God gave us to use we wanted 
for selfish purposes rather than for the spreading of 
the gospel of the grace of God to lost men. Now we 
are working feverishly to produce a great war machine, 
and we are buying defense bonds and giving liberally 
to the Red Cross and other agencies for war purposes. 
When God asked us to give our money for the herald- 
ing of the gospel we wanted it too badly for our- 
selves Now we are giving up our tires and many of 
our automobiles. We are learning to do without a 
lot of the luxuries of life on which we have been 
lavishing our money for a supreme "all out" to fight 
the Axis powers. 

We are not trying to discourage support of our gov- 
ernment in this crisis. We should cooperate in every- 
thing a Christian can conscientiously perform in the 
defense of a nation which still grants to us the libertv 
and freedom of worship. It has been said that there 
is a great significance in the fact the Lord calls his 
children "sheep." If a sheep is not fleeced occasion- 
ally it will lose its wool. The undershepherds of the 
flock have not "fleeced" their sheep often enough for 
preaching of the gospel unto the uttermost part of 
the earth, and now their "wool" is going into that 
which cripples, kills, brings sorrow, suffering, heart- 
aches and premature deaths. 

It has always been cheaper to send our missionaries 
to foreign lands than to send our armies and navies. 
Verily we are guilty before God of insubordination to 
the command, "Go ye therefore and teach all nations." 


Tired Christians — Will work if coaxed to do so; but 
they complain so much while working, the .ioy is all 
taken out of service. 

Retired Christians — These believe they have done 
their share and sit idly by. They are the spectators 
— usually the critics, too. 

Rubbertired Christians — They demand a smooth 
road. Everything must be so-so or they refuse. 

Flat-tired Christians — Once active and faithful, but 
they suffered a puncture and have never recovered 
their wind. They need to be refilled! — Exchange. 

"lUat Ife Ji/lcuf. &e One 

(Continued from Issue of Feb. 28) 

The devil, as "an angel of light," has many ways 
of beguiling away the hours which God would have us 
use in prayer and soul winning. 

"That you may know how to pray," is one of the 
most subtle of these. He constrains us to overdo the 
necessity to make our requests definite. The Spirit 
of God speaks with "still, small voice" to our hearts, 
warning us to keep silence and pray "in the Spirit," 
but it is so much easier to converse with a few of 
the select saints; for we can see them, and they will 
be so understanding, and of course will never breathe 
a word to any one else! And then there is that very 
acceptable loophole through which we may climb that 
our spiritual standing before them (the select saints) 
may not be lessened, or our conscience disturbed: "Of 
course you realize that I tell you all this for only 
one reason, 'that you may know how to pray.' Two 
can pray more effectively than one you know, for the 
Scripture says, 'If two of you shall agree,' etc., etc." 
— and thus two or three hours of the Lord's time have 
been wasted, and we leave with a sense of guilt, hav- 
ing missed forever that most blessed of all rewards 
which proceed from the Father "which seeth in 

All such temptations to speak about a brother could 
be overcome if we would rely upon the Holy Spirit. We 
glory in our discernment of another's faults, but we 
forget that the Holy Spirit has given us this ability. 
He never gives discernment that we might talk about 
a brother, that we might pray for him. If we feel 
that the brethren will not know how to pray concern- 
ing a certain brother who is overtaken in a fault, let 
us remember that the same mind ("the mind of the 
Spirit") abides in them. He, the Holy Spirit in them, 
can take our "unspoken reouest" and make it definite 
before God. They may not know what to pray for as 
they ought, but the Spirit maketh intercession for 
them with groanings which cannot be uttered. They 
may only have heard us say "unspoken request," but 
"He that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the 
mind of the Spirit . . ." He knoweth! This excludes 
the seeming necessity to go into detail before the 
brethren, for He (the Omniscient Spirit in them) 
"maketh intercession for the saints according to the 
will of God." 

3. Restoration of the one at fault — "Brethren, if a 
man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual 
restore such an one in the spirit of meekness, consid- 
ering thyself, lest thou also be tempted." (Gal. 6:1). 

We know that Paul is speaking of a brother-in- 
Christ here, for we do not restore the unsaved, but 
give the gospel to them that they may be born again. 
Unsaved people are altogether at fault, for they do 
not know the will of God. They are "dead in tres- 
passes and sins, walking according to the course of 
this world . . . . " 

Dr. Rood, by way of paraphrase, gives the usual ren- 
dering of Gal. 6:i after this manner: "'Brethren, if 
a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual' 
go to the telephone, call in your neighbors, write let- 
ters," etc. How true this is of the church! Most of 
its praver energies are consumed in private conversa- 
tion, which proves that we believe more in the efficacy 
of our toneues to right a situation than we do in the 
power of God. 

If only we would obey this verse by going to our 
erring brother, and him only, what heartbreak might 
be avoided! He may not receive us very kindlv, but 
at least we will have the witness that we have pleased 
God. How much better to obey His Word than to 
grant ourselves the liberty of speaking to others, 


MARCH 14, 1942 



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Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, from 
the First Brethren Church at Danville, 0.: 

It has been some time since you have heard from us through 
these columns, but the Lord has been blessing at Danville. Our 
average attendance at the various services has noticeably in- 
creased over that of a year ago, and our various offerings hove 
been the highest in the history of the church. 

We praise the Lord for the many special treats we have hod 
in the past several months. In July Bro. R. Paul Miller held a two 
weeks meeting, which has been reported, Since that time we have 
had the following with us for one or two services: Brother and 
Sister Rempel, Brother and Sister Zimmerman, Brother and Sister 
Robert Williams and Brother and Sister Morrill. All of these ser- 
vices have added to the interest of our people in the mission work 
of the denomination. 

The week of Jan. 19 we were privileged to have the "America 
Back to God" Quartet of Detroit with us. We were greatly blessed 

thereby crippling ourselves spiritually and giving occa- 
sion for roots of bitterness to spring ud among the 
brethren. "Restore such an one . . . " — not talk about 
such an one. And if we are not surrendered suffi- 
ciently to go to the brother or sister who is "over- 
taken," then who are we that we should surrender 
our tongues to vain gossip?— seemingly harmless con- 
versation at the time, but, in God's sight, very pernic- 
ious in its possibilities. 

John the Baptist looked upon Jesus "as He walked," 
not as He talked, and said: "Behold, the Lamb of 
God, which taketh away the sm of the world!" The 
palsied man was not told to take up his bed and talk 
but to take up his bed and walk. It is by our walk 
that we are best identified with Christ, and men come 
to know that we have been with Jesus. If we learn 
that someone is talking about us falsely, let us not 
return evil with evil by seeking to vindicate ourselves. 
May we recall the verse in I Peter: "But if, when ye 
do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this 'is 
acceptable with God." Such conduct is in keeping 
with the character of God. It is His business to vin- 
dicate and take vengeance, never ours. "Father, for- 
give them, for they know not what they do." This is 
the life which Christ would manifest in our mortal 
flesh. Why? "That they may be one even as we 
are one." Oneness, unity, is ever the cardinal con- 
sideration. All else is secondary among brethren. We 
say, "But we must defend the Word." Does the Word 
say "Let your speech be always with salt, seasoned 
with grace?" Well, hardly, though we would like, 
many times, to have it so that our lack of love might 
be excused, and our sense of pride satisfied. 

Finally, brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, 
let us at all cost be reticent before the brethren, ex- 
cept for an "unspoken request"— let us rely upon the 
Spirit, that the omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent 
God may move upon our brother to repent — and let us 
restore such an one in the spirit of meekness, con- 
sidermg ourselves lest we also be tempted. And all 
this for one great purpose, that the church may be 
one, even as God and Christ are one— and that, as 
Christ said, "the love wherewith Thou hast loved me 
(and He sent Christ to Calvary) may be in them and 
I in them." 

through these services and brought into closer fellowship with the 
Lord. Nine decisions were made during the week. The interest 
was fine and the church was filled each evening. 

Perhaps the most unusual thing that has happened at Danville 
was the Union Week of Prayer, the first week in February. In 
these services the following churches united for a week of prayer: 
Disciples, Methodist, North Berne Church of the Brethren, Assem- 
bly of God, and Brethren. The pastors alternated in having charge 
of the service and bringing the message, using a different church 
each evening. This week proved to be very enlightening and 

Since that time a prayer group has been organized, meeting in 
the homes of the members living in or near Howard, about five 
miles from Danville. Already souls have been brought to the Lord 
through these meetings. This week another prayer group and a 
Bible Study class have been organized. 

With all of these enumerated "ups" we would not have you 
think that there hove been no "downs." You all know that the 
harder you work for the Lord the harder Satan tries to offset it. 
It is true of Danville as well as any place else, but we know that 
God is able. So we press forward, praying that we may be of 
greater service to the Lord, until He comes. 

— Nellie Magers, Sec'y. 


"The Pike Brethren Church, "GOD'S BEACON ON THE WIL- 
LIAM PENN,' continues to send forth the Light of the world ot 
Mundy's Corners, Pa. 

A successful year in every respect has been closed, and the pro- 
gram for the new year started with vigor and expectancy. Of 
special praise has been the ability of the congregation to clear all 
debts on all improvements and building projects to date. Plans 
are under way for the redecorating of the interior of the church, 
and the improvement of the church property surrounding. The 
cemetery, owned and operated by the congregation, is being en- 
larged and improved. The W.M.C. is sponsoring the construction 
of a much needed nursery. 

Cur bus makes regular Sunday morning trips to gather those 
without transportotion to the services. Additional trips are made 
to other services here and away when advisable. 

The Pike young people will be hosts to the WESTERN PENN- 
March 3d, 7:30 P.M. Dr. V. C. Kelford, Canadian Church news 
commentator, will be the speaker for the occasion. Dr. Kelford 
will continue at the Pike Church for a Bible conference from 
March 3-8 inclusive. 

The Brethren Missionary Herald continues to bring blessing into 
many homes ot our congregation. We hope soon to be 100% 
subscribers to the Herald. 

■ — Rev. Kenneth Ashman, Pastor. 


Greetings in the name of our precious Lord and Savior, Jesus 
Christ, from the Second Brethren Church of Los Angeles. Because 
the Lord has given us joy in service and kept His promises to us, 
we wish to share our blessings with you. 

In the carrying on of our church program we have tried to keep 
others and their needs before us. Two recent offerings have been 
very gratifying and we do praise Him for answered prayer. Our 
home missions offering went over $1700 in cash and pledges; and 
our Grace Theological Seminary gift was $424.30. 

Bro. Walter Lepp, our former assistant pastor and director of 
music, left in September to assume his duties as pastor of the 
Cleveland Brethren Church. 

Mr. Donald Vosey, a graduate of Wheaton College who is now 
teaching part time in the Bible Institute of Los Angeles, came as 
the pastor's assistant and director of music. We appreciate the 
valuable help also of Mrs. Vasey, who last year was a member of 
the faculty of the music department at Wheaton and who is now 
teaching in Westmont College and the Bible Institute. 

Three of our membership, Elmer Sacks, Mrs. Fred Wetzel, and 



James Beatty, ore attending the Bible Institute, studying to show 
themselves opproved unto God. 

Our pastor divides his time between the church and the Bible 
Institute, where he is professor of Apologetics and Doctrine, Re- 
cently he had the privilege of appearing five times on the evening 
sessions of the Torrey Memorial Bible Conference in the Church 
of the Open Door. He gave lectures on Archaeology and the 
Bible, illustrating them with about 400 slides. 

During the Christmas recess it was our privilege to hove the 
Ambassadors of Grace from Grace Theological Seminary with us 
for two services. Bro. Mayer, captain of the team, is o member 
of our church. 

We are rather proud of our record of students sent to Grace. 
Henry Rempel, now at Flora, Ind., was formerly our director of music. 
Ralph Rambo, now pastor of the Brethren Mission Church in Mo- 
desto, was a former superintendent of our Bible School. Herman 
Boerg and Horold Mayer ore now students at Grace, looking for- 
ward to the mission field and the ministry respectively. 

If the Lord tarries, we are looking forward to evangelistic ser- 
vices (two weeks) with the Polmon trio (Leo, Leila and Elaine) 
from March 1-15. It is a home-coming for the Polmons, for it 
was from this church that the Lord called them into His service. 
We ore anticipating their return with real joy. 

We request the prayers of our brethren throughout the country 
that in these meetings the church may be awakened, backsliders 
restored, and sinners saved IPs. 10:17). 

— Mrs. Joseph Leffingwell. 


The Philadelphia Third Church is still going forward for the 
Lord. At the present time we ore preparing for a revivol meet- 
ing which will begin Mar. 2 and extend to Mar. 15. Bro. William 
Clough of Uniontown, Po., has been called as the evangelist. 

Several weeks ago we hod our Jewish Sunday. This year we 
gave our largest offering to the spreading of the gospel among 
Gods chosen people, the Jew. At this service we had several 
Jewish refugees present to give their testimony. It was a real 
thrill to hear how the Lord is dealing with the Jews in these last 

Another splendid feature of our work this year was the Chil- 
dren's Evongelistic Campaign. Miss Rae H. Serio of near Scranton, 
Pa., was colled in to conduct this crusade for souls. Miss Serio 
is a graduate of the Eastern Baptist Seminary of Philadelphia. She 
is a lover of souls and has a most unique manner of presenting 
the gospel so that children can understand and grasp the truth. 
During the 10 days Miss Serio was with us, HI children confessed 
Christ for the first time and there were seven reconsecrations. 
Among the 111 there were Catholics and children which came 
from homes where parents do not attend anywhere. Besides en- 
abling us to reac': the many children, it is giving us a wonderful 
opportunity of g^^./ing into homes where Christ is little thought 
of. Now our personal workers are entering these homes on a 
follow up system, getting things ready for the postor and evangelist, 
Bro. Clough, to get in and talk to parents about their souls salva- 

We believe that other Brethren churches would do well to put 
on such a crusade in addition to their regular revival meeting. 
I heartily recommend Miss Serio, who is a talented young lady and 
who is willing to travel anywhere to present Christ to America's 
youth. I will be happy to pass her address on to any church which 
might be interested. Let us win our children to the Lord before 
they get out into o life of terrible sin. 

After our revival we will look forward to Resurrection Day, ot 
which time Brother and Sister Jobson will be with us. 

The church here is in a splendid condition spiritually and in all 
other ways. God has been good to us, and we give Him all the 
praise and glory. We ore now laboring in our 14th year with this 
people. May the Lord continue to guide each one of us in these 
trying days. 

Yours because of Calvary, 

— Wm. A. Steffler. 

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Our Workers 

Bro. Herman Baerg, Grace Seminary student, has 
been preaching at Pleasant View Community Church 
near Warsaw, Ind. For nine years this church has been 
without church services, although Sunday School has 
been held during this time. Bro. Baerg finds the 
ten or fifteen families who attend eager to hear the 
Word. There are about forty more families in the 
community who do not attend church anywhere. 

Nine pound Peggy Shirleen recently arrived at the 
home of Bro. Mark Malles, pastor of the Sterling, O., 
church. Bro. Malles has just accepted a unanimous 
call to continue as pastor of this church for a second 
year, with an increase in salary. 

One never knows how far-reaching the results will 
be when the gospel is presented to a child. Last fall 
eight year old Gene Klingler of Ashland, O., called 
together a number of his playmates and conducted 
a Bible class in a garage. The class sang songs, gave 
Scripture passages, etc. When cold weather came on, 
they moved into the home of Mrs. Margery Shults of 
the W. 10th St. Brethren church, who is now in charge 
of the work. The class now meets twice a week, and 
the attendance when last reported was 16. Surely 
this should encourage those who are working with 
childi-en not to grow weary in well doing. 

Bro. G. W. Kinzie, who has been pastor of the W. 
Kittanning, Pa., church for a number of years, has 
closed his pastorate at that place to become shepherd 
of the flock at Middlebranch, O. 

Good reports have reached us of the revival con- 
ducted at the Bethel Brethren Church of Berne, Ind., 
by the new pastor, Bro. Wm. H. Schaffer. During the 
second week of the meetings alone, 28 members took 
a definite stand for reconsecration of life, or desired 
to make sure their salvation, or expressed willingness 
to do their part in promoting the unity of the congre- 
gation. Several also had accepted Christ as their 
Savior up to that point in the meetings. 

"People estimate Christ- 
ianity by the lives of its 




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We are publishing in this issue the greatest 
home mission offering report in Brethren 
history. For the first time we are able to 
breathe easily because we can care for the 
w^ork at hand without the fear of having to cut 
out some part of it. Each year before, some- 
thing has had to suffer for lack of sufficient 
funds. We rejoice above all that the Brethren 
churches are now realizing the real importance 
of strong home missions if our other endeavors 
for Christ are to grow and multiply. The 
branches of the Brethren 'tree' of testimony 
throughout the earth will always be limited to 
the extent of its roots right here in America. 

The directors of the Home Missions Council 

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wish to thank the pastors for their splendid 
loyalty and support that have made this great 
offering possible. Amid a world of turmoil smd 
distress, anA in face of the fears of many quak- 
ing and pessimistic hearts within the church, 
our Brethern pastors have struck out with 
courage and foresight in sounding the greatest 
call for advance for Christ we have ever known. 
We praise God for laymen of the Brethren 
churches who are loyal and ready to follow 
their pastors in these great days of testing. 

We urge all our pastors to mention this to 
their congregations, as cause for thanksgiving 
and praise to Him Who loved us and washed 
us from our sins in His own blood. 



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The directors of The Brethren Home Missions 
Council are genuinely concerned for the success 
of the Easter offering for foreign missions. The 
progress of the gospel must be truly balanced in 
its operation or it will weaken and die. It Is some- 
what like a tight rope waJker, whose success de- 
pends upon the exact weight hung on each end 
of his balancer. If one outweighs the other, both 
will fall. Foreign missions cannot live and grow 
without a strong and increasing home mission 
work to support it. 

Furthermore, any home mission program that 
is not deeply concerned for the salvation of lost 
men In other lands will soon die of the dry rot of 
Its own selfishness. So, the directors know that 
an ever-increasing foreign mission offering means 

that our home missions program is healthy and 
successful. That Is why we pray for and urge for, 
a greater foreign mission offering at this Easter 


The Brethren Missionary Herald is published weekly, 
four times a month, or 48 times a year, at Herald Press, 
inc., 1300 West 9th St., Cleveland, Ohio, by the Brethren 
Missionary Herald Co., 3326 So. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, 

Subscription Price: In the United States and possessions. 

$1.00 a year: Foreign countries, $1.50 a year. 


Secretary of Publications : Leo Polman 

Business Office Secretary: Miss Phyllis Elder 

Editorial Office Secretary: Miss Grace Allshouse 


President: Herman Hoyt Secretary: R. D. Crees 

Paul Bauman 
George Richardson 

d Schneider Treasu 

Roy Patterson 

L. L. Grubb 

Homer A. Kent 

R. E. Gingrich 

A. L. Lynn 

Tom Hammers 

Foreign Missions: Louis S. Bauman. 
Educational: Alva J. McClain. 
Home Missions: R. Paul Miller. 
Women's Missionary Council: Mrs. R. E. Gingrich. 

Entered as second class matter at the post office at 
Cleveland, Ohio, February 9, 1939, under the act of March 
3. 1879. 


MAR C H 2 1, 19 4 2 

By R. PAUL MILLER, Editor 


An I.N.S. despatch from Sacramento, Calif., dated 
Feb. 19, states that the local tire rationing board 
rejected the appeal of a dairy for tires for distribution 
of milk, but granted all the tires a brewery applied 
for to distribute booze, declaring, "That's the way 
the federal government wants it done." How can the 
people of America expect God to answer their prayers 
and bless their land and their cause if this is the kind 
of purposes the nation has? Certainly the nation has 
been getting drunker and drunker. Liquor interests 
sit in the seat of the mighty. We have seen the booze 
trucks follow the troops to their camps. It has made 
our heart sick to see the way things have been going 
in our native land. And over the radio we hear the 
cry "Don't criticize the government no matter what 
they do." They don't criticize the government in Ger- 
many, or Russia, or Italy, that is sure. It appears that 
soon the forces of righteousness will become voiceless 
in America as elsewhere. 

"The wicked shall be turned into hell ond all the nations 
that forget God" (Ps. 9:17). 


The Los Angeles Times, on Feb. 9, carried the follow- 
ing of a sermon by Rev. Albert D. Bell. Said he, 

"Everyone accepts the doctrine of the Fatherhood of God. 
However, unless we do the will of God as revealed by Jesus, 
the less said about our paternity the better." 

Such false statements cannot go unchallenged. One 
thing is certain: Jesus Christ did not accept the doc- 
trine of the Fatherhood of God for all men. Said he 
to the unbelieving Jews who sought to kill Him, 

"Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father 
ye will do" (Jn. 8:44). 
In I Jn. 3:10 the apostle declared, 

"In this the children of God are manifest, and the children 
of the devil." 

Why did our Lord demand the new birth of all men 
who would see God, if all men are already born of 
God? If this world condition today is a sample of the 
works of the children of God, then there is certainly 
something wrong with the Bible! Well, there is noth- 
ing wrong with the Bible, but there is plenty wrong 
with this man's theology. It is such false teaching 
that undermines the preaching of the true gospel, 
which demands that men be made new creatures in 
Christ Jesus. God help us as Brethren to contend 
earnestly for the faith once for all delivered unto the 
saints. No matter what the temptations to use what 
is called "expediency," in order to avoid unnecessary 
criticism or disfavor with the powers that be, may we 
as true soldiers of the cross of Christ make our hand 
to "cleave to the sword." 

"Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer; behold 
the devil shall cast some of you into prison that ye may be 
tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful 
unto death and I will give thee the crown of life" (Rev. 2:10). 

The writer wouldn't miss that day and hour for 
all the favors of earth. 


In talking to a minister some time ago, we asked 
him about his membership. "O, its about the same 
as last year. It never varies very much; I could tell 
you within one or two of what it is all the time.'' 
We wonder how a preacher uses his time and talent 
when his church stays the same size year after year. 
Such a preacher usually explains that he is deepen- 
ing the life of his congregation rather than reaching 
new people for Christ. That is pretty thin. The best 
way to deepen any congregation's spiritual life is to 
keep them in the white heat of winning souls. The 
soul-winner grows into the deep things of God by 
leaps and bounds in a way that is unaccountable. 
Winning souls keeps the Christian pure in his own 
life; it keeps him on his knees in real prayer life; 
it makes him generous with his money for every 
work of God; it makes him willing to do any service 
however humble it be. The preacher who is content 
just to ride along and see no results to his ministry 
had better get down on his knees and ask God what is 
the matter with him. There is something seriously 
wrong, and it is in his own heart. The man who is 
afire for God and winning souls doesn't need to make 
apologies and excuses for a church that is standing 
still. If your town is dead spiritually, just start preach- 
ing on the street corner. So many preachers are 
afraid that they will make a spectacle of themselves, 
and will be criticized by the Pharisaical church mem- 
bers, that they sit and idle away their lives to escape 
persecution. You're listening to and fearing the wrong 
crowd, brother. The preacher that has assumed his 
deep piety because he sat around and did nothing, is 
just plain lazy or spiritually unconcerned. Brother, 
start an issue; break up the fallow ground; kick the 
sides out of this easy complacency, that is causing 
your congregation to allow men to sink down in sin 
to hell without doing something about it! But God 
help you not to be a failure. 


Nothing is more needed than that every preacher 
and every layman should make his first responsibility 
to God the winning of souls. A business man said to 
me in Washington, D.C., the other day, "My main bus- 
iness is witnessing for Christ. I'm just running this 
restaurant to meet expenses." That man is a real 
testimony for his Lord. Many preachers and lawmen 
have never accomplished anything for Christ because 
they have never really committed themselves to any 
definite goal for their life. Moody, that peerless soul- 
winner, made a vow to God that he would speak to 
a soul about Christ every day of his life. That goal 
drove him to that mightv ministry that swept around 
the world. Brother, that is what you need to do; make 
a vow to speak to some soul about Christ every day 
of your life. Every preacher should do this — especially 
the fellow that has a dislike for soul-winning. It will 
become a passion with you as you continue. Nothing 
holds the thrills that soul-winning does. The soul- 
winning preacher needs no books of illustrations. He 
gets them out of life. That is the only place to get 
them. Other illustrations that are borrowed are dead, 
lifeless. Soul-winning keeps you on the firing line; it 
sets your heart afire; it makes preaching easy and 
full of power. Brother, drive your stakes for God. 
Make a goal to win souls and let nothing interfere with 
it. If you feel lifeless and need a sermon, go out 
and get into a conversation with a sinner about his 
salvation, and you will come back with your sermon 
all hot and ready. Begin today. 



As we are writing these lines, the radio is screech- 
ing witli reports of war with Japan. Our island pos- 
sessions are being blasted by air bombs; hundreds of 
our service men have been killed; Japanese landing 
forces are advancing on Manila and other centers of 
population in the Philippines; indignation is had 
over the apparent unpreparedness of American forces 
to meet the issue; and bitterest anger is felt all over 
our nation against the dis-honorable and treacherous 
act of the Japanese in talking peace to our statesmen 
as a means to deceive us as to their warlike intention; 
and young men by the thousand are rushing to re- 
cruiting stations to volunteer for service in destroying 
Japan and avenging our national insult. 

As all this is going on, our own heart is thinking 
of the sad blindness of the human heart. We have 
the enemy of sin in this land of ours, and in the hearts 
of every one — an enemy far more deadly than Japan 
or any other nation — and no one seems concerned 
about it. Would to God that our church members and 
others should get half as mad and indignant at this 
deadly enemy as they do at Japan. The armies of 
Japan can, at best, slay the body; but sin is slaying 
the souls of men for eternity, and no one seems to 
care anything about that! We can crush Japan to 
the dust forever, and yet the curse of sin will live on 
in the human heart to drag the whole world down to 
hell. If our people would only see what their real 
enemy is, and fight sin! Instead, Satan turns their 
minds entirely away from the real curse of the human 
heart by getting men to fight each other and forget 
eternity. What fiendish joy he must find in seeing 
millions of earth's finest young manhood being slain 
without Christ, and thus sending them to a hopeless 
eternity. Nothing serves Satan's purposes more thor- 
oughly than war. 


The way America rushes to defend her land with 
her money and with her lives is a marvel of spirit and 
achievement to the whole world. At first we were to 
spend $7,000,000,000 on defense, then it arose to 
$10,000,000,000, then to $20,000,000,000; and by that 
time all appreciation of the meaning of the cost was 
lost, and the costs began to soar to $50,000,000,000, 
$70,000,000,000, and then to $150,000,000,000, and on and 
on. No one knows where it will stop, if ever. Added 
to this are the millions of America's finest manhood 
going into the military service. Thousands are clam- 
oring at the recruiting stations for a chance to go to 
war and blast the enemy. At the same time, many are 
cutting down their giving to the work of the gospel 
because they cannot afford it in view of the new 
taxes and high costs of living. 

If ever there was a time when the voice of the gospel 
preacher was needed in this world aflame with war, it 
is now. If ever the church of Christ should arise to 
its greatest opportunity, it is now. With money in the 
hands of the people of the land in greater abundance 
than ever before, offerings for spreading the gospel 
should rise to the highest point in history. While the 
world is laying its billions down for destroying men, 
let the Christian people make their greatest sacrifices 
for saving men. Thousands of young men and women, 
whom we have not won to the service of Christ to 
save the lost, will now be swept into the business of 
war to destroy men. These facts should make many 
of us to experience a deep fear at our failure to turn 
these same young people to the service of Christ, when 
we could have and should have reached their young 
hearts for Christ, and for the preaching of the gospel. 


The magnificent devotion being manifest by Amer- 
ican young men for their country's defense is stirring 
to the heart, to say the least. The way they can be 
moved to lay down their lives without a moment's 
hesitation, in the defense of our country, is a gripping 
thing. Nathan Hale, one of our earliest patriots in 
this nation's struggle for independence, was sent upon 
a very dangerous mission for information greatly 
needed by General Washington. In the effort, he was 
caught by the enemy and executed as a spy. Just be- 
fore his death he wrote a letter to his mother, and 
one to his sweetheart, Alice Adams. Soon they led 
him out to be shot. He was calm and unafraid. Asked 
if he had anything to say, he replied, "My only regret 
is that I have but one life to give for my country." 
This utter devotion of this noble man has stirred my 
soul to its depths many a time. 

Christian, child of God, as a witness for Christ you 
are needed today as never before. If ever the forces 
of hell were rampant over the world, it is now. If 
ever men needed to know that there is something 
better than this old world has to offer, it is now. But 
as never before, the scoffing and ridicule for the real 
gospel is on every side. The day may not be far 
away when, to speak the truth in Christ may cost yon 
your life also. But dying men need to hear it now 
as they live under the shadow of death every day. 
Sin is rising like a tidal wave, taking opportunity of 
the reckless spirit that takes hold of men in war times. 
Now is the time to preach Christ. Now is the time 
to let men know that sin is the cause of all this war 
and sorrow. Men have forgotten God. America has 
been forgetting God and rolling in sin and unbelief. 
For the love of men's souls speak out! Your life is 
not your own if you belong truly to Christ. The 
Apostle Paul cried, "I die daily." "I am crucified with 
Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth 
in me" (Gal. 2:20). Jesus Christ can reach lost men 
through you if you will let Him. He is equal to the 
situation. But He needs your life as a medium. Let 
us reach men for Christ now. God give us great souls, 
in this day of tragedy and need, to nobly stand and 
say, "My only regret is that I have but one life to 
give for my Lord." 


We have just been scanning the report of a large 
missionary board. It told of how they were compelled 
to bring back scores of missionaries and families from 
China. Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of 
mission buildings have been wrecked, and the native 
Christians scattered. But the loss in material things, 
while great, is small when compared to the loss of 
respect, and the addition of prejudice and antagonism 
that shall be the result of the present warring over 
the world. 

But none of these things should move us or dis- 
courage us. In the midst of wars and tribulations, 
our God can open up ways for us to reach the lost 
right under the nose of all the anti-christian dictators! 
The church of Christ has never seen such growth and 
strength as during the times of trouble, persecution, 
and distresses. 

'When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Lord will 
lift up a banner against him" (Isa. 59:19). 

The greater the opposition, the greater the power of 
God to overcome it, and the greater glory to Him! 
Praise His name. 

MARCH 21, 1 942 

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Heading West — 

It had been five years since the secretary had been 
on the west coast caring for the mission points out 
there. It is not possible to administer mission churches 
adequately by mail for any great length of time. We 
should have come out three years ago, but conditions 
made it impossible. But at last we got the chance to 
make the trip again. Before we started we had the 
length of the trip cut down by unexpected needs for 
attention before we left the east. We have six young 
churches under the care of the Council in California 
now. We did have seven, but Glendale has now gone 
independent and is doing a fine .iob of it. 

Dallas, Texas — 

Our first stop was at Dallas, where our Bro. Floyd 
Shiery has been finishing his work for a degree at 
the seminary there. We hope to be able to have him 
in a Brethren pastorate again before many months 
have passed. We preached in the cliurch where he 
is now serving as pastor on Sunday morning. He 
has a very appreciative congregation who think the 
world of liim, and who are mighty keen on the issues 
of faith in these tragic days. They look like they 
would all make mighty good Brethren if you ask me! 
We stayed with Brother and Sister Shiery overnight, 
and enjoyed their hospitality immensely. They have 
two sweet little girlies in their home, and one of them 
was down with measles and the other was .I'ust about 
to come down. We were fully exposed to them but 
didn't take worth a cent. We had the chance to call 
on some Brethren folks now located in that city 
while there. It has been a deep desire in our hearts 
to start a Brethren church in Texas for many years, 
and we would be glad to start in Dallas. May it soon 
be realized. We had 1500 miles to make from Sunday 
noon to Tuesday evening so we had to move right 
along. We hope to stop in Dallas on return and see if 
anything more can be done to this end. 

A Narrow Escape — 

About 15 miles east of El Paso, we noticed a car 
that looked like a 1935 model loaded with people. It 
began to drift slowly toward the left side of the road, 
heading straight for us. At once we knew what we 
had to face — a driver sound asleep. The entire inci- 
dent took only about three seconds. We thought of 
plenty in a mighty short time. It looked like a head- 
on crash for sure. When the other car got off the 
pavement on rough ground the driver awoke, and true 
to experience he swung his car back across the road 
like a flash, almost upsetting it; and then he swung 
back and forth completely out of control. By the hand 
of God we slipped by him while he was on the oppo- 
site side of the road. It was all over so quickly that 
it made us dizzy. If it is possible to swallow your 
heart when you get scared, I got rid of mine half a 
dozen times in short order right then! It took a cou- 
ple of hours to get over it. But once more we had 
cause for praise for the way "the angel of the Lord 
encampeth round about them that fear Him and de- 
livereth them" (Ps. 34:7). 

Revival At Fillmore — 

After driving 550 miles that day, we began our cam- 
paign in the Fillmore church Tuesday evening. We 
had a good attendance that night, and a good spirit 
there. It was the first time we had held a meeting 
in that church. We found that Brother Kriegbaum 
had done a fine job of advertising. That is one of 
his strong points. He knows how to get attention 
from the community. 

We found that the pastor stood high in the com- 
munity and in the hearts of his people. They have 
every confidence that he will lead them out into a 
victory that they have prayed for for many years. We 
believe he will do so, under God. He certainly knows 
his community and is a tireless personal worker and 
visitor. He and his wife add tremendously to the ser- 
vices with their musical talent. We have seldom heard 
more favorable comments on a pastor's preaching than 
from this congregation. 

The meetings were never at any time attended 
heavily. How much influence the war conditions at 
the present have on the situation is not easy to de- 
termine. Undoubtedly it has some real effect. As we 
write these lines in Glendale, Calf., the radio is shout- 
ing the reports of the submarine that shelled the 
coast at Santa Barbara, 100 miles from here, and of 
the wild night spent by this community last night 
when an airplane of unknown identity flew over Long 
Beach and other beach cities. So far as is now known, 
the plane was never seen, dropped no bombs at all, 
and was not struck by any anti-aircraft guns. But 
the resultant confusion to traffic and the excited ad- 
vice over the radio could hardly have been greater if 
a whole flock of enemy planes had dropped bombs 
over the territory. Such times ought to drive people 
to get right with God, for there is no telling how soon 
a great tragedy may occur along this coast. But it 
remains to be seen if this war will inspire a great 

Our home while in Fillmore was with Brother and 
Sister LeBard. A happier home could not have been 
offered us. Both of these dear folks love the Lord 
with real delight. They are faithful and dependable 
in His service. We shall long cherish the memories 
of the days we spent there. To top it all off, we 
wound up there with a birthday party. It was all 
very good. 

Baptismal of two Jewish converts by the Home Mission Secretary, 
R. Paul Miller, in the Fillmore, Calif., Brethren Church. 


San Diego Is Alive For God — 

From Compton we dr^ve to San Diego, where we 
have what may prove to be our fastest growing mis- 
sion point at present. If present growth continues, 
this work will be self-supporting in just four years. 
They have a beautiful structure in which to worship, 
and it is well designed. They now have a Sunday 
School of an average of 150, and a church member- 
ship of 110. Their weekly offerings run around $85. 
For a four year old church, that is certainly remark- 
able. They have a Sunday School bus that picks up 
about 60 children each Sunday morning. They have 
three other communities in which they hope to spread 
their testimony as quickly as possible. Right now 

All Aboard! — and headed for their homes in San Dieqo 

their opportunities are coming faster than their work- 
ers to care for the possibilities. They need more 
workers. The army is taking some of their finest 
workers and they feel the loss tremendously. 

Ready to board the bus in front of the San Diego Church 

Bro. Flory, the able pastor, is doing a mighty fine 
job under God in this field. His people love him, and 
they work with him day and night in every angle of 
the task. He has been faithfully building up to a 
harvest time, when he hopes to reap hundreds of 
souls. A fine foundation is being laid for it. 

We were with him for three services, and enjoyed 

A view of the Linda Housing Project, where most of the 
Sunday School children live 

every one of them although they were not so large in 
attendance. San Diego is the seat of the Navy on this 
coast; and the great Consolidated Aircraft works is 
there, employing perhaps 40,000 workers. This fever- 

A group of children leave the bus at their homes. Some ore taking 
home their Sunday School papers 

Another view of the great Linda Housing Project 

I ■./ 

Breaking Ground for the New Brethren Church at North Riverdole, Dayton, 0. Top photo shows Bro. Uphouse with the first shovelful. 
Next is d view of the services. The third view shows Bro. Lee Burkett while the bottom view shows Bro. Barnard of The First Brethren 

Church of Dayton, taking part in the ceremonies. 


ish war work has upset the home life and regularity 
of many of our families with the broken shift work. 
This affects our church attendance greatly, even on 
Sunday. We are glad to show a picture of the S.S. bus 
and its load of happy kiddies on their way to the 
service on Sunday morning. 

Good Word From North Riverdale— 

About all we get from North Riverdale is good 
news these days. We have .just received word that 
the contract has been let for the erection of their 
new building. They have their financing arranged 
and are ready for the 'go-ahead'. They hope to have 
the building ready for dedication in 90 days. We hops 
so too, for they have been meeting in school build- 
ings and store rooms ever since their start. They 
are now meetmg in an auto sales room. It is not bad 
advertising, for all can see their service and it is good. 
It is on a busy thoroughfare — main street — and not 
far from their new location. Bro. Uphouse writes 
that thev have had 10 additions to the work in the 
last few weeks. For pictures of this new work, see 
page 7 of this issue. 


(see Page 7) 

Cleveland News — 

More good news comes from our Cleveland church. 
A Men's Brotherhood was recently organized with 31 
in attendance, which is a goodly number for any mis- 
sion point. Brother Frank Griffin was elected pres- 
ident of the new organization. 

At baptismal services two weeks ago, a family of 
four was received into the church, making a dozen 
additions since Jan. 1. Let's continue to remember 
Brother Lepp and his Cleveland group in prayer. 

Compton Church — 

This church has been without a pastor for a couple 
of months, and Brother and Sister Hathaway, re- 
turned missionaries from Africa, have been acting as 
supply leaders for the work until a permanent man 
could be secured for the field. Bro. Hathaway is a 
faithful soul-winner, and wherever he goes is trying 
to win men for Christ. This is a marvelous field at 
Compton in which to win souls. May we soon be 
able to rise up and take it before the Lord returns. 
We spent two days at Compton. 


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Cloyhole, Ky. 

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy 
laden, and I will give you rest. 

I praise God that he was able to save me from my 
sin. I also praise Him because He has remembered 
us here in the Kentucky hills. 

I have attended Sunday School ever since I was 
a small girl. I enjoyed hearing the Word of God, 
but when I would start to accept Christ as my Savior 
something would hold me back. But at last I was 
converted when a Gospel Team from Grace Seminary 
was at Clayhole during the Christmas vacation in 

After I became a Christian I had many conflicts. 
Some that I thought were my friends scoffed at the 
idea of me being a Christian. I am thankful that He 
has carried me through. He means more to me than 
my false friends. I want to win them for the Lord 

Since I became a Christian I have become treasurer 
of the Clayhole Christian Endeavor. I have received 
many blessings from this office. 

I pray that I may live a brighter life for Christ each 
day and that through my life His name may be glori- 



Never before such a sad world as this. 

Never before; 
Tumult and bloodshed, confusion and fear. 

Nations at war. 
Kingdoms are tottering, famine draws near, 

And pestilence sore. 

Daily the blessed hope brightens — more dear. 

Hourly more dear! 
Never before was His coming so near. 

Never so near, 
Never a time when the signs were so clear. 

Never more clear. 

Earth's long night is ending — O glorious dawn 

Of ineffable da.y! 
Scarce can our waiting hearts bear His delay 
"No longer delay, 

Come quickly, Lord Jesus, come quickly!" 
we pray — 

Sobbing, we pray. 

MA RCH 21, 1942 

"No- Man GdAetli /a^ Mif ^out^ 

II Cor. 5;10-11. 

Pastor, Uniontown, Pa. 

This message breathes the pas- 
sion for lost souls, and is a 
sample of what hundreds are 
hearing from him in Sunday after- 
noon broadcasts. It reveols the 
secret of his success in winning 
men to Christ. God give us more 
■ — hundreds more — preachers with 
this mighty passion for souls. — 
The Editor. 

When multitudes of men and women and children 
in every direction around you are plunging into hell, 
how can you, who call yourself a Christian, sit down, 
fold your arms, and be at ease? Yet all too many are 
doing this today. We are told of the zeal, enthusiasm, 
and real concern the disciples of Christ had for the 
lost. They banded themselves together, and in lovs 
they made an effort to reach men and women and 
win them for God. In a few short years that little 
group shook a Roman world to its very foundation 
with the gospel. They went everywhere preaching 
the Word. The one great need today is Personal Soul 

When Christ called the twelve, He sent them out 
to preach. When Christ called the seventy. He org- 
anized them into groups of twos and sent them from 
house to house preaching the Word. The gospel 
spread quickly, and the church grew rapidly. Every- 
one was interested and had the work at heart. An- 
drew was saved and he went after his brother and 
brought him to Jesus. Philip got saved and he went 
after Nathaniel and brought him to Jesus. Nicodemus 
met Jesus and the testimony of that man and his ex- 
perience has lived through the centuries. The woman 
of Samaria was saved, and she went home and led a 
whole city to Jesus. Peter, who was brought to Jesus 
by his brother, stood one day and preached a sermon 
that won 3000 to Christ. 

The gospel of Christ which these men preached has 
not lost its power. The gospel is the power of God 
unto salvation to everyone that believeth, and Jesus 
Christ is the same, yesterday and today and forever. 
God is still on his throne, and when men will preach 
this gospel they will reach men and men will be saved. 
The message of Christ will produce the same results 
today as it did when Peter was here and preached it, 
or when Martin Luther was here and preached it, 
and when Moody and others were here and preached 
it. God wants men, Christian men, consecrated men, 
trained men. Spirit-filled men, who have a burden 
for souls, who will dare preach Christ today. When 
Christ stood on the shores of Galilee and said, "Go 
ye into all the world and preach the gospel," He meant 

that every one should go; he also meant there should 
be no let up even in war times. All too many have 
lost this vision, and that's why so many are hell-bound 
today. Brethren, many of the members of our 
churches have left the impression on the world that 
we do not care." 

Is it nothing to you, Christian friend, that in your 
city there are hundreds who wait for some man's 
tears, some man's hand, some man's invitation to 
come to Christ? When Jesus stood by Jerusalem and 
knew what was before it, its doom, and the death of 
those in it, He wept. But you and I call ourselves 
Christian today, and we stand by our cities, we stand 
by and see multitudes of men and women far greater 
than the number that lived in Jerusalem that day, 
and we know they are lost, and doomed, we know 
they are dying, we know they are going to hell — but 
where are the tears. Like it was said of some who 
lived when Jeremiah lived and prophesied, and when 
he called them to God, to repent and to have faith 
in the almighty God of Heaven — it is said they are 
a people "who cannot blush." Oh, beloved, with our 
nation at war, with practically the whole wide world 
at war, with such a state of confusion and dread as 
the world never knew at any time before — today, what 
responsibility rests upon us as Christians! 

■ The Bible plainly says, "We must all appear before 
the judgment seat of Christ." This is our warning — I 
mean the plain statement of fact to the Christian 
soul — we must all appear, meaning the blood-bought, 
blood-washed, born-again ones. A double L — all, 
means every one must appear before Christ. Some 
of you may laugh, but beloved this is no laughing 
matter; it is serious, serious business; there is a judg- 
ment involved. When we stand before Christ, ws 
stand before His judgment seat. This should cause 
some careless-minded living Christians today to shud- 
der. There will be a day of accounting. I'm not 
talking about a judgment for your past — for your 
sins of the past — but just because it is not a matter 
of condemnation, death and hell and the lake of fire, 
am I to pass over it lightly? Ah, never! I read on: 
"We must all appear before the judgment seat of 
Christ, that every one may receive the things done 
in his body, according to that he hath done, whether 
it be good or bad." God wants you to know that it 
is mighty important how you live as a Christian; and 
that, even though this judgment is not the great 
white throne judgment before which the wicked stand 
and are judged, yet is a judgment throne; and that 
every word and work of your life since the day you 
were born again will come before you and be brought 
into judgment on that great day. It certainly does 
matter how a man lives as a Christian. If it were 
not for the fact God wants you to live as His witness 
in this world and work to win others for Him I don't 
believe anyone would be allowed to live a single day 
after the day of his conversion. What miserable fail- 
ures some of us have made in the past! Some of you 
who read these lines know you have not won a single 
soul to Jesus Christ in all your life. Perhaps some of 
you, when you began the Christian life, were thrilled; 
you were interested and you worked for Christ; but, 
old man devil came your way with discouragement, 
and in a general disgust you gave up. You have slipped 



back so far, that to reach you, some dear one would 
have to reach way down to touch you, because of your 

Christian friend, can you look at that vast multi- 
tude out there in the world, that crowd whom you 
know is doomed aijd certain for hell, and not be con- 
cerned? After Paul had said, "We must all appear 
before the judgment seat of Christ," he added, "Know- 
ing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade 
men." "But," cries someone today, "No man careth 
for my soul." 

I was converted in Philadelphia back in 1924 in a 
real revival. Before I was converted, I rode to work 
each day, for several years, back and forth on the 
street cars and the buses and the ferry boats. And 
Philadelphia has always been thought of as the city 
with many Christian workers, and fundamental 
churches, and gospel preachers. But no one ever spoke 
to me about Jesus. I worked with folks who claimed 
to be Christians, they belonged to churches, they sang 
in church choirs, and they served in church work; 
but not one of them ever talked to me about my soul! 
Had it not been that one day, as I stepped from a 
street car on my way home, I saw a Great Revival 
sign which attracted my attention, hanging over the 
front door of a Brethren church in North Philadelphia, 
I might even myself today be in hell — saying ths 
least, still on my road to hell. That night I went to 
that church— the first time I had been in church for 
many a year — and three nights after I was converted. 
But not a single individual in all Philadelphia asked 
me if I was a Christian! I have a man in my church 
who told me, some time ago, that when I visited his 
home and invited him to take Christ as His Savior 
and invited him to church, "That was the first time 
anyone ever invited us to Christ," and soon after 
that he and his whole family were saved and became 
members of the church. 

Only a few days ago my telephone rang. Some lady 
was speaking, "Reverend, my brother is in the hos- 
pital. He is very sick. I want you to go see him." 
I said, "What is your name?" She told me, and I 
said, "Do I know you?" She said, "No, you have never 
seen me. But I have listened to you over the radio 
for months, and my brother needs God. Will you go 
see Him?" I said, "I'll be there in a few minutes." 
I went to the bedside of that man. He was very sick; 
he was very honest too. I talked to him about Christ 
and asked him if he was ready to meet Him. He said 
"I am not, but I would like to be." I then said, "Will 
you accept Him as your personal Savior today? I ex- 
plained what that meant. He said. "I will accept Him 
now," and He did, and we prayed together; and His 
last words were, "I am ready now for anything that 
may come." Two weeks later, I called on the same 
man. He said, "I am trusting Christ," and he lifted 
his hand with a Bible in it and said, "This is what I 
am reading." 

.... This world needs Christ. Knowing therefore the 
terror of the Lord, we persuade men. Conditions in 
this world, with war and turmoil and confusion, and 
with everybody busy working time — overtime — and 
even Sunday — it is having, as one missionary board 
put it, "a very sad effect upon the spiritual lives of 
our churches." People are becoming so taken up with 
world affairs that they are forgetting the responsibility 
of winning the lost. This is sad indeed but its true! 
All too many have lost the vision. And where there is 
no vision the people perish. I would to God that all 
of us would be stirred to a sense of our duty. It will 
be a terrible thing to meet God empty-handed. It 
will be even worse to meet Him with shamefacedness, 
and the Bible savs there will be both. I never had 
when I was privileged to attend the Great Appelman 

.n„„ THINK IT .».i'. ,«,«,. 


Have you done as much 
to take the gospel to others 
as other folks did to bring 
it to you? Be a witness 
today I ! I 

II I II I II ipin III I II I II I II I II I II I II I II nil iiliilii III I II I II I II I 

anything touch me m my life like last Thursday night 
Revival campaign in Town Hall on North Broad Street 
in Philadelphia. There were 4,000 people there that 
night and over 100 came forward to accept Christ. 
That was a thrill to see them come from every corner 
of that wonderful building down the aisles, down to 
the front, and there kneel in prayer. But the greatest 
thrill came to me, when I looked over the audience 
that night, and when the preacher was speaking on 
the power of the blood of Christ to save men — and 
when he spoke of my Lord's life on earth, and how 
they crucified Him, and how they mangled His prec- 
ious body, I thought "And God permitted all of that 
for Me." I wept, and when I turned I could see hun- 
dreds weeping with me. My friends, a few more tears 
would help some today. This world needs Christ, but 
that's not all; without Christ this world is lost and will 
perish. Christ is all this world needs, but "No man 
careth for my soul.'"' 

And you and I have Him! we have His precious gos- 
pel! Before us they are as fields, and they are whit- 
ened fields ready for the harvest — multitudes, and 
they are all lost!" For all have sinned and come 
short of the glory of God." Tomorrow will find some 
of them in eternity, and Christian friend we will have 
to answer to God! What will your answer be? They 
are going, but where are they going? They are going 
down — and this may be plain but its true: they are 
going to a sinner's hell. When the Lord said to that 
group who were following Him after the crowd had 
turned back and walked no more with Him, "Will you 
also go away?" I remember the man Peter who had 
been brought to Jesus by His brother Andrew said, 
"Lord, to whom shall we go. Thou hast the words 
of eternal Life." There is none other, for neither is 
there salvation in any other — for "without the shed- 
ding of blood there is no remission." But with all of 
that, still our indifference and our attitude toward 
them compel them to say, "No man careth for my 

Just this word: "We must all appear before the judg- 
ment seat of Christ, and knowing the terror of the 
Lord we persuade men." May the spirit of the living 
God convict us as Christians, and cause us to yield 
up our lives to Christ today. May He be able to 
use us, so that in that great day of His glorious ap- 
pearing which is ahead, no one will be able to say 
"No man careth for my soul." Beloved, we need more 
love; and we need to show more love toward one an- 
other, and toward those for whom our Lord died. How 
many Christians today, who feel down deep in their 
hearts that thev have been a failure and have just 
been marking time, will say, "Lord, from this day on, 
henceforth and forever" (Like General Booth one time 
said) "God shall have all there is of me?" We have 
the Holy Spirit; we are indwelt by the Holy Spirit but 
does the Holy Spirit have all of us ! If not, then I urge 
you to give yourself up completely to Him today. 


MARCH 14, 1942 




1. LONG BEACH, CALIF. 1st $3,000.50, 

2. DAYTON, OHIO, 1st $1,957.62 

3. LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 2nd $1,550.41 

4. WASHINGTON, D. C. $1,341.06 

5. JOHNSTOWN, PA. 1st $1,237.43 

6. BERNE, IND. . $1,182.00 

7. WHITTIER, CALIF. $1,100.24 

8. FT. WAYNE, IND. $1,040.98 

9. ROANOKE, VA. $1,038.45 

10. WAYNESBORO, PA. $ 953.78 

^th<niJz^(fUM>H(f^ Co4fifui^atiue He^iani 

1940-1941 and 1941-1942 

Name of Curch 1940-1941 1941-1942 

Ankenytown $ 53.11 $ B6.26 

Ashland (West Tenth St.) 115.54 153.50 

Canton 279.97 372.35 

Cleveland 304.75 489.10 

Danville 165.31 169.00 

Ellet 135.50 126.S9 

Fremont (Grace Brethren) 1 17.07 195.00 

Mansfield (Brethren Mission) 152.16 

Middlebranch 30.55 52.50 

North Hill S.S. (Akron) 30.00 00.00 

Rittman 336.48 459.39 

Sterling 73.54 220.00 

West Homerville 306.67 245.00 

Wooster 147.70 328.47 

Isolated Members 44.50 67.00 

TOTAL $2,140.69 $3,166.52 

CENTRAL DISTRICT (Ind., Mich., S. Ohio, & Ky.) 

Berne, Ind. (Bethel) $ 600.17 $1,182.00 

Camden, 00.00 26.00 

Clay City, Ind 26.35 65.63 

Cloyhole, Ky 21.50 22.68 

Clayton, 71.00 1 16.00 

Doyton, Ohio (1st Church) 1,735.54 1,957.62 

Dayton, Ohio (N. Riverdale) 000.00 298.00 

Flora, Ind. (Grace Brethren) 188.50 508.15 

Fort Wayne, Ind 594.62 1,040 93 

Goshen, Ind 10.00 00.00 

Huntington, Ind 5.00 

Lake Odessa, Mich. (Campbell) 78.71 

Milford, Ind. (Gospel Mission) 00.00 

Nopponee, Ind 18.00 

New Troy, Mich 33.81 

Osceola, Ind. (Bethel) 12,00 

Peru, Ind 96.33 

Roann, Ind 10.00 

Sharpsville, Ind 8.89 

South Bend, Ind. (River Pork) 90.93 

Isolated Members 76.40 

TOTAL $3,677.75 

EAST DISTRICT (Pa., W. Va., N. J.) 

Aleppo, Po $ 89.62 

Allentown, Pa 211.04 

Altoona, Pa 25.22 

Conemcugh, Pa 496.95 

Grafton, W. Vo 84.00 

Highland, Pa 25.00 

Johnstown, Pa. ( 1st) 792.20 

Juniata, Pa 100.55 

Leomersville, Pa 9.74 

Listie, Pa 99.65 

Mortinsburg, Pa 212.30 

McKee, Pa 62.16 

Meyersdole, Pa 230.85 

Mundy's Corner, Pa. (Pike) 151.71 

Philadelphia, Pa. ( 1st*) 452.40 

Philadelphia, Pa. (3rd) 62.50 







$ 107.13 








Pittstown, N. J. iFellowship Bible Class) 10.50 

SummlM Mills, Pa 53.12 

Uniontown, Pa. (1st) 385.77 

Vinco, Pa. (Grace Brethren) 11.70 

Waynesboro, Pa 826.31 

West Kittanning, Pa 79.21 

Yellow Creek, Pa 130 

Isolated Members 5.00 

TOTAL $4,488.80 


Buena Vista, Vo $ 56.41 

Covington, Va 412.08 

Hagerstown, Md. (Grace) 144.00 

Hollins, Va. (Mt. View) 238.35 

Red Hill, Vo 9.65 

Roanoke, Vo 702.50 

Seven Fountoins, Va. (Trinity) 14.50 

Limestone, Tenn. (Vernon Chapel) 108.00 

Washington, D. C 1,112.49 

Winchester, Va 328.98 

Isolated Members 15.00 

MID-WEST DISTRICT (la., III., Neb., Kans.) 

Beaver City, Nebr $ 115.56 






Dallas Center, la. 
Falls City, Nebr 
Garwin, la. . , 
Lanark, III. . . 

Leon, lo 

Milledgeville, III 172.00 

Morrill, Kans 21.00 

Portis. Kans 104.31 

Woterloo, la 267,17 

Williamsburg, la. (Pleasant Grove) 35.00 

Isolated Members 47.00 


Modesto $ 60.80 

Tracy 163.45 

Turiock 100.00 

Isolated Members 160.00 


Harrah $ 67.19 

Spokane 73.15 

Sunnyside 156.62 

Isolated Members 00.00 




23 50 






J 125.50 











TOTAL $3,141.96 $4,056.52 













TOTAL $1,037.21 $1,281.38 


Bellflower $ 128.22 $ 173.52 

Compton 93.23 125.78 

Fillmore 47.00 263.00 

Glendale 397.41 606.7 1 

La Verne 654.56 705.09 

Long Beach, (First) 1,494.90 3,000.50 

Long Beach, (Second) 121.66 255.75 

Los Angeles (First) 400.22 521.59 

Los Angeles (Second) 1,084.77 1,550.41 

Los Angeles (Third) 125.50 366.73 

San Diego 218.06 380.11 

South Gate 142.54 217.79 

Whittier, Calif 1,065.02 1,100.24 

Isolated Members 15.00 7.00 

$5,988.09 $9,274.22 


TOTAL $ 484.25 $ 795.10 





TOTAL $ 296.96 $ 470.22 

Miscellaneous Isoloted Members 12.00 11.00 

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notice. On account of increased costs, many items 
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Since prohibition was repealed — The Keeley Insti- 
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GRAND TOTAL $21,267.71 $31,419.39 


This is the report of an actual dialogue which took 
place between two American citizens — one of them a 
business man, and the other a clergyman, to whom 
the business man spoke frankly, as one does to a 
good friend: 

"Well," said the layman, with an air of finality, 
"prohibition is a failure, and we must get used to 
the idea of making America wet once again." 

"But who is to drink the liquor?" queried his friend. 
"Will you?" 

"Why, no," he replied. "You know I am a teetotaler." 

"Will your son drink it?" 

"No, that shall not be!" 

"Would you want it to come back for the sake of 
your clerks?" 

"No, it is my practice to discharge any clerks who 
drink liquor?' 

"Do you want your customers to drink it?" 

"No, I would much rather not; I am sure that those 
who use strong drink will not buy so much from me 
nor pay their bills so promptly." 

"Will you want the engineer on your train to use 

"No, I admit I don"t want to ride on a drunkard's 

"Ah, then, you want this liquor for the men whom 
you meet driving cars on the public highway?" 

"No, of course not; that is a danger to everybody." 

"Well, then, wtio is to drink this liquor in America, 
pray tell me?" 

"I am not so sure that anybody should drink it. I 
guess we're much better off without it." — The Ameri- 
can Issue. 

"Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging and who- 
soever is deceived thereby is not wise." — Prov. 20:1. 

— Free Tract Society, (Inc.) 


MAR C H 2 1, 19 4 2 

2^emal Jlatk ^a^iAjoken Me 

By ARNOLD R. Kriegbaum, Pastor, Filimore, Calif. 

Just as Mexico had yielded under the hand of Cortez 
with a small company of brave followers so Pizarro 
thought that a similar experience might be repeated 
in a conquest of Peru, a country of whose fabulous 
wealth he had heard such glowing reports. But 
Pizarro and his troops were called upon to suffer such 
indescribable hardships that his soldiers were about 
to desert him, and already ships from the homeland 
had arrived to carry them back to Spain. 

Pizarro told them plainly that they might go back if 
they were afraid to go on. Then he drew his sword